Bapsi Sidhwa


A brief but fierce deluge following the dust storm the night before had brought respite from the June heat 116 degrees Fahrenheit in the shade the day before. Otherwise the consternation caused by the letter from America, with the added irritant of tempers and nerves frayed by unbridled temperatures, would have plunged not only Zareen and Cyrus but the entire family into despair and foreboding.



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