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Yarns from a Town Called Alex Kannan Iyer

Yarns from a Town Called Alex

Kannan Iyer

Published January 1st 2012
ISBN : 9781468007015
Paperback
240 pages
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A semi-fictional collection of tales inspired by real experiences of a middle-aged Indian immigrant who has chosen to settle down in a small Victorian country town named Alexandra. The locals call it Alex, and it is at the edge of the AustralianMoreA semi-fictional collection of tales inspired by real experiences of a middle-aged Indian immigrant who has chosen to settle down in a small Victorian country town named Alexandra. The locals call it Alex, and it is at the edge of the Australian Alps, in Murrindindi shire that was half burned out in the bushfires of 2009. The author wants to find a permanent home for his family. The beautiful land with mountains, hills, forests, rivers, lakes, wildlife together with the spirit, the warmth and acceptance of the local people bowl him over. Life here reveals to him the common human values that come through despite the differences of cultures between his native India and the Aussie countryside. He finds support, love and comfort from the locals as his family undergoes the challenges of a family breakup. He realises he could not have found a better town to call his home after 48 years of wandering the planet, and why for him being called a local would be a high honour. His writings are seen by the locals as a fresh look at life from a different perspective, through the eyes of someone who grew up in a far away land in a different culture and has lived on three continents. Many of them share their own life stories and those of their families willingly as this becomes a record of past and living local history of the people and the places around Alexandra.