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Pure Sequence : A story of growing old,gracefully or otherwise
by Paro Anand
Pure Sequence is not a beginning, middle and end kind of novel, but rather a story of women in their twilight years; aglow with their past, learning to cherish their present and not worrying too much about the future. It is about the realities that confront us all, sooner or later. Those who leave their parents to lead their own lives; those whose own children are flying ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published 2011 by Roli Books
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This I can call it as “old chick-lit,” (!) as it is about four older women who have been friends since their school days. How they support each other when they have no one else to care for them. Pure Sequence is an interesting read for the position it takes on old age. Old characters usually end up pitiable or dead. But here, you want to be a part of Paro Anand’s old biddies. They are profane and naughty, and determined and spirited, and you want to grow old like them. :) A nice breezy short ...more
Paro Anand is the author of 18 books for children and young adults, including plays, short stories, novellas and novels. She is also published in several anthologies and has written extensively on children’s literature in the country. She headed the National Centre for Children’s Literature, The National Book Trust, India, the apex body for children’s literature in India. As a part of her work ...moreMore about Paro Anand...