Happy Birthday and Other Stories : Book Review

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Behind the book
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 Pant’s 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.
Verdict
The stories are crafted finely and provide a atypical glimpse into the complex and inexplicable lives of every human beings. This books is 13 collection of stories that are touching, introspective and emotional. Short stories lovers will be in a state of awe.
This book is written by Meghna Pant, financial journalist and also the author of One and A half Wife. This is her first short stories collection novel. This book is published by Random House India.


P.S. : I received this book from the publishers and in return I promised to give an honest and unbiased review.

(c) Reviewed by Sridevi Nayak Karopady

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