- Paperback: 175 pages
- Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; Reprint edition (1 April 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1611454093
- ISBN-13: 978-1611454093
- Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.8 x 20.8 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,16,960 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Five Dollar Smile: And Other Stories Paperback – 1 Apr 2012
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Each story starts with a note by the author disussing the mindset in which the story was written, and the age at which he wrote it, thus giving the reader a better insight into the story.
The stories are diverse in nature and use the backdrop of India to give the reader a view of the country and the people from a youth's point of view. The title story is a sensitive portrayal of an orphan who is the face on the poster of a fund-raiser campaign for the orphanage. "The boutique" is another touching story revealing the discrimination that soceity imposes on its classes and its impact on a young boy.
The stories in this book impress with their simplicity and subtleness. Most of all, it brought back memories of youth in me. A book I enjoyed immensely!
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