ISBN 9788184001891,A Case Of Exploding Mangoes

A Case Of Exploding Mangoes


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9788184001891

ISBN-10 8184001894


Number of Pages 384 Pages
Language (English)

ELT literature & fiction readers

When You Read A Collection Of Short Stories, You Expect It To Be Wide-Ranged And Almost Close To Perfect. The Writer For One Cannot Hide Behind Layers Of Plot, As Sometimes In A Story There Is Just One Layer. At The Same Time, It Isnt Easy For A Writer To Move From A Novel To Writing Short Stories For The Second Book. Meghna Pant Achieves This To Some Extent In Her New Book, Happy Birthday! And Other Stories. From A Father Who Does Not Know Who Does His Son Belong To Him Or His Would-Be Father-In-Law, To Two Friends At The Brink Of A Secret, To How A Story Is Stringed From A Lizard Or Gecko On The Wall, To The Class Divide Between Two Basketball Teams, Pant Infuses Freshness In Her Ideas, Without Them Losing Ground. The Stories In This Collection Are Exacting In Nature. This Collection Has To Be Read For The Stories That Are Beautifully Written. Description: Happy Birthday! Is A Celebration Of The Complex, Mysterious Inner Lives Of Our Fellow Human Beings, By The Award-Winning Novelist Meghna Pant. A Dedicated Friend Undertakes One Last Labour Of Love For A Childless Woman. Nadia - Married Into Money - Finds Herself Facing Uncomfortable Truths About Her Comfortably Numb Marriage. A Mumbai Slum-Girl Dreams Of Speaking Words Valuable Enough To Be Translated Into English. An American Tourist Seeking Nirvana Sets Off A Sudden Chain Of Events When His Bag Is Stolen And Destiny Plays Her Hand. A Retired Civil Servant Of Modest Means Struggles To Support His Snooty Foreign-Returned Daughter. Meghna Pants Knife - Sharp Stories Are Compelling, Emotionally Intelligent And Provide A Rare Glimpse Into The Strange Workings Of The Human Heart. They Evade Neat Categorization And Are The Perfect Read For All Curious Spirits.