Siddhartha Gigoo has earlier written the Garden of Solitude and A Fistful of Earth and Other Stories. The latter was longlisted for the Frank O?Connor International Short Story Award 2015. Siddhartha also co-edited A Long Dream of Home: the Persecution, Exodus and Exile of Kashmiri Pandits. In 2015, he won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Asia) for his short story, the Umbrella Man. His two short films, the Last Day and Goodbye, Mayfly, have won various awards at international film festivals. He lives in New Delhi, India.
?Thus, I begin, not at the beginning, but at the end when I had met her for the first time.?