Here is a compelling collection of twenty short stories packed with human emotions of different hues. Each story is neatly packaged in a flawless narration leavened with spontaneous humour and authentic poignancy. The circumstances are down-to-earth, and we could locate ourselves effortlessly amidst the people in these gripping stories and easily get identified with one or the other, and watch along with them certain acts of the complex human drama unfolding dramatically before our very eyes. The characters and incidents portrayed here linger in our minds even after we have put down the collection.
Dr. D. GNANASEKARAN, M.A., M.Phil (Stylistics), Ph.D. (ELT), PGDJMC (IGNOU - Gold Medalist) has forty years' collegiate teaching and research experience. In addition, he is a bilingual writer, critic, poet, short story writer, translator, broadcaster, reviewer, and communication skills consultant. He has authored Indian Writing in English Today: Insights for the Future (a collection of research articles), and Stylistics of Poetry: A Practical Approach. His English translations include The Madcap (Piththan, a collection of Tamil poems by Kavikko Abdul Rahman, Dr. T. Ramanayagam: A Biography and The Girl My Age (Enchottupen, a collection of Tamil poems by Thamizhachi) besides numerous translations of poems, plays and short stories published in various journals. This is his first collection of short stories.