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Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Surrounded by Sleep by Akhil Sharma
Ajay is surrounded by grief after his brother, Aman, dives into a swimming pool (when it isn't full of water) and is in a coma. Ajay seems that his prayers go unanswered or are in vain: He felt like "trying to move a sheet of blank paper from one end of a table to the other end by blinking so fast that you started a breeze." This is a fabulous story of loss and grief, but also of hope and the power of prayer.