This is a fine story by Kuzhali Manickavel.
Forget that I'm trying to do a bunch of things just like it, as I am flirting with writing several "pocket guides" along the lines of the story I have in Hobart, and the draft of a guide to Poland and the Ukraine that I posted to fictionaut. I will.
congrats KM. This is as graceful as I get. actually that's not true, i get sweeter as my memory fades.