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Why does a love-struck young man lift a living corpse who stares with infinite contempt at man and all his works, including god? The homecoming of a peasant revolutionary after years in prison departs from the expected scenario right from the beginning. What is the secret which almost destroys the hero and all his human relationships? What is the celebrated musician waiting for as age dries up his music and his body tries to clam up his spirit?Dipanjan Rai Chaudhuri searches for answers in another triplet of short novels, probing the human condition in indifferent city streets and turbulent forests, looking at forms of love and betrayal, with the spotlight turning on a whole spectrum of emotions from black despair to euphoric optimism.Each of the three short novellas in Triolet has a plot racing through an air almost of fantasy, across stark cityscapes and turbulent forests, dealing essentially and always with the human condition, the myriad-colored skies between hopelessness and hope, love and betrayal.Printed Pages: 104.