A latest collection of short stories titled Vaank written by one of the most noted short story writer in Malayalam Unni.R has released. The short story collection published by DC Books will hit the stores on 28th July 2018.
Veetukaran, Mannira, Ammuma Detective,Sankadam, Sodesha Kathabagham,Swaram Venjanam, Bharataparyadanam, Communist Pacha, Vaank, Nanthanaarude Aattinkutty, Kurachu Kuttikal are the eleven stories included in the collection. This is the seventh book published by DC Books.
Vaank is the story of a girl named Rasia. She reveals a wish to her friends before vacation starts. Her wish brings wonder and fear to her friends. Yes she had a peculiar wish!
At the time since these stories were published in Magazines it had caught the attention of the readers and has been topics of discussion.
Unni R is known for his writing skills. His unique writing style is appreciated for its fantasy elements often blended with the alarming depiction of otherwise ordinary human experiences. Deliberately relinquishing the conventional literary practices, his stories are experimental and multi-layered in essence, uncommon in theme and colloquial in narration. Profound expressions of social sensitivity, sensuality and unpredictability are the defining characters of his writing style embellished with elements of black humour.
Unni R. had won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Screenplay for the film ‘Charlie’ (2015). His notable screenplays include ‘Munnariyippu’, ‘Kullante Bharya’ in ‘5 Sundarikal’ and ‘Bridge’ in ‘Kerala Cafe’. His Important short story collections are ‘Ozhivu Divasathe Kali’, ‘Kaali Nadakam’, ‘Kottayam 17’, ‘Kadhakal: Unni R’, ‘Oru Bhayankara Kaamukan’, ‘Ente Priyappetta Kathakal’.