My Sunset Marriage: One Hundred and One Poems
Everyone tumbles through these pages: parent and prostitute, lover and charlatan, Jew and Turk, madman and saint, fornicator and abstainer, the geisha and the devdasi as well as the Mumbai starlet. Devoured by a voracious appetite, spewed out as poems by a compulsive energy.
Hoshang belongs to everyone. He belongs to no one. He is himself. Which, for a poet, is an achievement of the most profound and unspeakable kind My Sunset Marriage represents the life of Hoshang Merchant told through the best poetry
he has written over forty years, selected and introduced by the poet Kazim Ali.