The Five Dollar Smile
About the Book
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.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9789351180999
Publisher: Penguin
Publisher Imprint: Penguin
No of Pages: 248
ISBN-10: 9351180999
Publisher Date: 2000
Language: English