Translated from Malayalam by J Devika
Penguin Books India
240 pages, R299
Unabashedly critical of the status quo, these stories pull the lid off everyday life in families and the workplace, sometimes cheekily, sometimes with astoundingly bitter sadness. The selection showcases Meera’s impressive range of narrative techniques and her capacity for dark humour, which have made her one of the most widely read authors of her generation in Malayalam.