From the pages of the 'net presence of the "hindustantimes" from New Delhi,India comes the remarkable read, "An anthology that takes you into the dark places of the mind," by scriber Miss Shikha Kumar. the fascinatin' feature is a portion of a interview with youthful "environmental researcher and author Miss Tejaswini Apte-Rahm" accentin' her "recent debut anthology, These Circuses That Sweep The Landscape" from Aleph.
Likes, what does any of this have to do with our most beloved Dino?, you quire. Well the anthology is a series of short stories and one of 'em puts our King of Cool front and center. As you read in the tag of this Dino-gram, the theme of one of the stories has "A young girl, recovering from the recent death of her father, discovers some Dean Martin records in her dusty attic and falls in love with the singer, who’s long dead."
We did do a bit of research to find out how available this particular tome is and discovered that there are limited print copies (currently 2) on Amazon and that the Kindle edition is the most readily available version. We are most eager to read Apte-Rahm's short Dino-focused story and are pleased that in the interview she stated, "I’m a fan of Dean."
We here at ilovedinomartin salute Miss Tejaswini Apte-Rahm, the author, Miss Shikha Kumar, the scriber, and the pallies at "hindustantimes" for spreadin' the news 'bout this ubber unique way that our Dino is bein' shared. To read the prose in it's entirety, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-message.
Yours in Dino,
Dino Martin Peters
An anthology that takes you into the dark places of the mind
Having lived in seven countries, Tejaswini-Apte Rahm believes that people, and their dilemmas, are the same everywhere
A young girl, recovering from the recent death of her father, discovers some Dean Martin records in her dusty attic and falls in love with the singer, who’s long dead. A shopaholic woman gets trapped in a mall for a year, and tries desperately to locate the exit. A famed architect, nearing 80, considers a public suicide of his ideas; a beetle collector, overly possessive about his wife, wants to shrink his wife. These wonderfully dark and twisted stories are from environmental researcher and author Tejaswini Apte-Rahm’s recent debut anthology, These Circuses That Sweep The Landscape (Aleph).
Excerpts from an interview:
Tell us more about the Dean Martin story. A girl actually falling in love with a dead singer is quite unnerving.
I’m a fan of Dean, fortunately not to that extent. And often, when I listen to a singer I really admire, I listen very closely. I feel intense emotion, or admiration... a few seconds when your brain goes ‘wow’. And then that moment passes and real life ensues. I got very interested in those intense seconds because I didn’t have the vocabulary to describe that emotion. I could only call it love. And what if it sustains beyond those seconds? I wanted to create a character who experiences that emotion, but that emotion never goes away so it’s a state.
Because the real Dean is not available, the next best thing the girl wants is to be understood and not judged. I felt like that had parallels in real life also – very often, people are judged for who they love and how they love. And this story is one more strand in that larger story.