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Runnin' Around

The Serving House Book of Infidelity

Winter Tales

Men Write about Aging

Ferry Crossing

Simply and lucidly told, the stories in Ferry Crossing reveal a Goa infinitely more human and complex than the stereotypical image of an enormous beach resort.


Goa, on the western coast of India, is an isolated area, a Portuguese colony. It is the blending of old-world Christian culture with traditional Indian society that makes life in Tivolem, a village in Goa, so unique. Connected to the outside world only by occasional travelers, static filled radio broadcasts, and the journeys abroad of select residents, Tivolem remains an island, untouched - but not unchanged - by the threat of war in Europe and the rise of Gandhi in India.

Against this rich backdrop, Rangel-Ribeiro focuses on young Marie Santana who finds sanctuary in the quiet daily life of Tivolem after her family moved abroad many years earlier. Returning home from the heartbreak and betrayal inflicted by her former fiance, Marie-Santana finds Tivolem filled with eccentric personalities and a multitude of unexpected adventures.

Loving Ayesha

The 12 stories in Loving Ayesha transport a reader back and forth from the villages and towns of India's west coast to life in the concrete canyons of New York. The heros and heroines are flesh and blood characters such as we meet in our daily lives; the odds are stacked against them as we so often find them stacked against us.

There are stories that make one laugh, and stories that tug at the heart strings.


Loving Ayesha and Other Stories. New Delhi: HarperCollins Publishers India, 2003.

Tivolem, a novel. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 1998. Simultaneous Indian edition, New Delhi: Penguin Books, 1998. Shortlisted for the Crossword Prize.

Camille Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre and Other Works for Solo Piano. Selected and with an Introduction by Victor Rangel-Ribeiro. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 1999.

Erik Satie: Parade and Other Works for Piano Four Hands. With a prefatory note and all translations by Victor Rangel-Ribeiro. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 1999.

Ernest Chausson: Selected Songs for Voice and Piano. Twenty songs selected, edited, and translated from the French by Victor Rangel-Ribeiro. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 1998.

Laure-Cinthi Damoreau: Classic Bel Canto Technique. Translated from the original French and Italian texts by Victor Rangel-Ribeiro. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 1997.

Chamber Music: An International Guide to Works and their Instrumentation. With Robert Markel. New York: Facts on File, 1991.

Baroque Music, a Practical Guide for the Performer. New York: Schirmer Books, 1981.

Short fiction in the Iowa, North American, and Literary Reviews, in The Indian American, New York, and The Little Magazine, New Delhi. Anthologized in Ferry Crossings: Short Stories from Goa, Manohar Shetty, ed. New Delhi: Penguin Books, 1998.

Articles, editorials and music criticism in the Indian Press in Bombay, Goa, and Calcutta. Interviews in India Today. Music criticism in the