The Fern Lady by Shobhaa De
Litizen Shorts by Litizen.comDheeraj, a creative genius, is a partner at an advertisement agency. He shares a hate-hate relationship with everyone in the world, from his partner at the ad agency, to his second wife, to even a sociable stranger who tries to strike up a conversation at a bar. He accepts invitations to all parties, but there he is either throwing punches and getting into ugly brawls, or is a lone shadow luring around the bar. Foul mouthed, alcoholic, abusive, Dheeraj is tottering perilously close to the edge of the cliff when he meets the 'Fern Lady'. Though always in company of attractive woman, who are willing to lay prostrate at his slightest suggestion, the 'Fern Lady' is the only one who has caught Dheeraj's attention. They've met at a party, and she has become Dheeraj's obsession, his sole reason to live. When he thinks that life is ready to look up, he learns the hard truth. The 'Fern Lady' is married.
In this story, Shobhaa De writes about how a man's greed is always his undoing.
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Used availability for Shobhaa De's The Fern Lady
August 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition