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এপিটাফ by Humayun Ahmed
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Apr 05, 12

Read in April, 2012

While many writers spend pages after pages describing what is happening inside a person's brain, what turmoil has made some to do something; the specialty of Humayun Ahmed is, he actually tells nothing. Absolutely nothing. He just sews events one after another. The rights to judge a character is all upon the readers.
This 1995 novel is a remarkable example of that. Personally, I like his old novels than the recent ones.
It tells the story of a little girl Natasha (নাতাশা) who is suffering from Meningioma a variant of brain tumor. And she needs to be taken to America to get any treatment started.
Her father, Sajjad (সাজ্জাদ) is vagabond who has given away his prestigious career, became some kind of drunken weseal and went to live in a jungle prior to the events of the story. And the mother Dilshad (দিলশাদ)is a women who is alone struggling collecting 11 lac Taka that is required for the treatment.
The story revolves around two section. One describes Natasha's day to day experience as a patient. The other describes Dilshad's quest for money leaving no stones unturned.
Very small novel, but really good.
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