A Small Sacrifice for an Enormous Happiness

Fiction Jai Chakrabarti

From his balcony, Nikhil waited and watched the street as hyacinth braiders tied floral knots, rum sellers hauled bags of ice, and the row of elderly typists, who’d seemed elderly to him since he’d been a boy, struck the last notes of their daily work. Beside him on the balcony, his  [...]

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Issue 24

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24

Spring 2016

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Jai Chakrabarti is a 2015 A Public Space Emerging Writer Fellow. He graduated from the Brooklyn College Fiction MFA program in 2013, where his short fiction won both a Ross Feld Award and a Himan Brown Award. His previous work has appeared in journals such as Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Coffin Factory, and the India-based English-language newspaper The Statesman.

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