The Return 14 Reviews

By: Zuhaib Shaikh

Price: Rs. 600 (including shipping)


Bound by an insufferable childhood, the siblings reunite on the cusp of a haunting choice. While pain and tears have softened her, they have turned him raw and cold. As they unfurl the dots and connect them with their searing past, catastrophe lurks in the fields of darkness where the harvest is always tantamount to what was sown.

“How is it that one river of spilled blood is so insignificant while the other is so revered, so holy? What makes the shed blood innocent, who decides on the holiness, those who mourn or those who pull the trigger?”

On the other side of town, a school bell goes off....

ISBN 978-969-696-059-1
Total Pages 35
Language English
Estimated Reading Time 30 mins
Genre Tragedy
Published By Daastan
Published On 05 Apr 2017
Zuhaib Shaikh

Zuhaib Shaikh

Zuhaib Shaikh takes refuge in words and, upon emerging to the surface, tells stories through micropoetry, haiku, short stories, theater, stand-up comedy, screenwriting and a novel which has been in progress for a number of years now. When he is not writing, he is a teacher and a coach, a dreamer and a pariah. Connect with him at:


Fariha Uhs


Apr 27, 2017

the story gives me goosebumps ,it's well written and writer know his characters well. you should write more it's really hard to write on harsh topics and you play your cards well .

Zahra Akbar


Apr 24, 2017

Quite dramatic and heart-wrenching write up. Enjoyed the way the tension was built up, leading to the conclusion.

Mar 31, 2017

A good read

Feb 22, 2017

Excellent read

Feb 19, 2017

exelent.just amazing

Waqas Awan


Feb 17, 2017

Check up

Feb 06, 2017

woah! The ending was climactic! (y)

Jan 16, 2017

An excellent game of words, The Return had me gripped till its shock-filled end—indeed a relatable and thought-provoking read.

Jan 16, 2017


Jan 14, 2017

Aruha Arif


Jan 12, 2017

A wonderful read. Looking forward to read more of your work.

Rimsha Qazi


Jan 11, 2017

if this is not the story of the year, I don't know what is! <3 <3 Much respect.

Fatema B


Jan 10, 2017

Loved it! Had me hooked right to the end.

Jan 10, 2017


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