I am happy to share that today I’ve got another Book Roulette post and this time I get to help promote an exciting collection of Short Stories from India. Gita V. Reddy’s compilation, HAPPINESS IS A COLLAGE is a beautiful gathering of stories that express tales both contemporary and historical of Indian culture. Support diverse authors and widen your cultural scope with Reddy’s lovely prose! Keep reading to find out more about this compilation, her past works, and even read from the first story! Continue reading
A Tapestry of Tears: short stories from India by Gita V. Reddy (2016)
Fiction | Short Story Collection
“Set in the early nineteenth century, A Tapestry of Tears is about female infanticide, and the unmaking of tradition. If a woman gives birth to a female child, she must feed her the noxious sap of the akk plant. That is the tradition, parampara. Veeranwali rebels, and fights to save her offspring.
The other stories span a spectrum of emotions and also bring to life the varied culture and social spectrum of India. Woven into this collection is the past and the present, despair and hope, and the triumph of the human spirit.”