ISBN 9780140282481,The Five Dollar Smile

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ISBN 9780140282481

Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2000

ISBN 9780140282481

ISBN-10 0140282483


Number of Pages 248 Pages

Literary Collections

Early stories from the award-winning author of The Great Indian Novel 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.