- Paperback: 138 pages
- Publisher: Humming Words Publishers; First edition (2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9381560269
- ISBN-13: 978-9381560266
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,28,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Wedding Trousseau and Other Short Stories Paperback – 2015
The Wedding Trousseau and Other Short Stories is a collection of 11 tales inspired from various shades and areas of life. While some carry a lighter tenor, others show varied side of human psyche and relationships as seen from a different angle. The collection can be enjoyed by readers of any age group.
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Ankita Sharma’s debut book does exactly that. Each of her short story in the collection of total 11 tales is different.
So if the title story, “The Wedding Trousseau”, is about a young woman’s early excitement about her marriage to her dejection later (the reason for the transformation is quite shocking), another story “The Site Visit” is entirely different with a horror element in it.
Similarly, if “The Pink Card” has a touch of humour and irony, “The Solitary Mound” is poignant and philosophical.
Further, if “One More Bite” is about hypocrisy of the rich, and poverty, “I Forgive You!” is about a woman’s compulsion to stick to her job with a boss everyone would love to hate.
The collection also has a story on dog adoption through which Sharma has smartly brought out the hypocrisy of human attitude towards physical beauty.
I personally liked the “Curse”, a tale on how an indulgent mother sits with her spoilt son and how both of them rip apart the character of the son’s wife, who has abandoned them. The conversation is realistically handled that holds a mirror on how the society perceives a woman.
Sharma’s prose is fast paced and draws some good analogies One can feel the influence of Ruskin Bond whom she professes to be a devotee of. She is a keen observer of human behavior and has her deep understanding of relationships. I must say that this is a pretty convincing debut.