An age undone, a childhood lost and a time bygone; The Story of Nothing is an account of nostalgic childhood memories of a girl who revisits her childhood home after fifteen years. A host of fond recollections come flooding in — as characters are reborn, events relived and objects resurface from the depths of memories. Far from being the story of any particular character, the book is a peek into the lives of the people of that suburban locality, a portrait gallery of characters both bizarre and amusing, flashes of events both entertaining and horrific, scandals and sport, gossips and grandma tales, tastes, scents, sounds, sensations, visions and other more subtle experiences; that recreate an entire epoch.
Come relive your childhood all over again, for it has a little bit in every one of us. It is an attempt to capture the small things of the everyday lives of a given people at a given place and time that usually goes unnoticed. It is really the story of nothing at all; but then again, even ‘nothing’ is something.