In Sudhir Jain’s first collection of stories, the title story is the love affair between composer Richard Wagner and Mathilde, young wife of his patron Otto Wesendonck. The story is narrated by Mathilde.
The other love story in the collection is the tragic affair between young Gustav Mahler, another great composer, and Marion von Weber, seen through her eyes. The other stories are humorous, based on life experiences of people the author has come across; these are generally told in the first person with a rare sense of self-deprecating wit.
Sudhir Jain and his wife have made their home in Calgary, Alberta, for over thirty years. He has appeared on radio and television, and in the pages of national newspapers.