Category:Literature- Literary Fiction
Publisher: Penguin India | ISBN: 9780140282481 | Pages: 239
Early stories from the award-winning author of The Great Indian vel The Five-Dollar Smile is a collection of stories of young love and disaffection, adolescent high spirits and youthful traumas; there are also stories, written with the energy and passion of youth, which deal with very adult subjects: death, dishonour, deceit, loss, hypocrisy, family, honour, the exacting price of success and the astonishing power of compassion and love. Sensitive, compelling and persuasive, these stories, written for the most part in Shashi Tharoor s late teens and early twenties, reveal an already formidable talent. Rounding off the collection is a marvellously inventive play set in the time of Mrs Gandhi s Emergency. The Five-Dollar Smile confirms the praise lavished on Shashi Tharoor all over the world for his writing.
Also by the Same Author