The book “Blue Sky, White Cloud: Three Novellas” by Nirmal Ghosh features beautiful illustrations and rich prose.
The novellas in this book are ‘River Storm’, ‘Spirit of The Hills’, and ‘Blue Sky, White Cloud’.
In the novella ‘Blue Sky, White Cloud’, Nadia, a wildlife biologist researching geese, travels to Mongolia, where she tags two geese: Blue Sky and White Cloud. As the birds fly southwards over the Himalayas, she meets Vivek, India’s Minister of State for Environment. Their instantaneous friendship soon takes Vivek to a lush valley at the base of the soaring Himalayas, where he must make a decision that will impact the lives of all around him.
Read an excerpt from the book below.
The wild geese know when winter is coming.
Maybe it is in the quickening of days. Or a change in the wind.
Flying across the vast undulating plains of Mongolia etched with jagged mountains, where you can see the curvature of the earth in the…