Genre : Fiction
Binding : Paperback (5.5″ x 8.5″)
Pages : 244 pages
Published : 2023
Khudu, a brusque, fiery-voiced dwarf, and Nayan, a controversial writer, at odds with himself in the autumn of his life—two unequal brothers with layers of reservation and contempt against one another—what compelled them to hole up in a secluded bungalow after snapping off every contact with the outside world.
And why would Khudu, hitherto contemptuous of his brother’s legacy, invite a controversial media figure to write Nayan’s official biography—the man once rejected by Brinda, Nayan’s ex-girlfriend?
The spite of a spurned lover, a new way of squaring off, or a play of chance—Brinda teams up with Rupam, a rival biographer with revenge on his mind, for answers.
They track down the female trapezist, in whose possession are Khudu’s three journals—scathing documents that unmask the myths about Nayan, the literary culture he lives in, and Khudu’s machinations to humiliate his brother.
Dwarfed by identity and teed off by the insults he has received from the world, will Khudu succeed in the game he is drawn to?
Clayfaces explores this duality—through ingenuity, humour, and compassion—the warring pulls behind our acceptance and rejection, adoration and rebuff on an ever-changing axis of greed, obligation, power play, and redemption—themes that echo contemporary society and culture, leaving the reader with only one question: Who is this little dwarf inside us all?