life rattle show no. 1231
Presented on THURSDAY, November 22, 2012
Hosted by Laurie Kallis
"A Spectral Sword Fight, the Alvares Spinsters,
by Franky Dias
Tonight, on Life Rattle Number 1231, we present an incredible
The Taste of Water: A Novel weaves history, folklore, humour and irreverence into a magical tale.
Franky Dias grew up in a small village near Mangalore, India. At the age of twenty-one, he moved to Mumbai and worked as a bank officer. Later posted to Goa for five years, he wrote and produced a musical, then moved to Dubai where he worked in international banking and wrote a column for the local newspaper. He is fluent in Konkani, Kannada, Tulu, Hindi and English. In 1990, he and his wife, along with their daughter and son, then three and six years old, moved to Toronto, Canada. Franky Dias spends his time composing music and writing, and lives between Canada, India and the south of France.
In the excerpt that we feature tonight, you will meet six of the multitude of characters who people The Taste of Water:
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Note: tonight's story contains material that some may find disturbing. Listener discretion is advised.