Akhil Sharma


This collection of short stories featuring Indian protagonists is complemented by the well-considered narrative performances of Deepti Gupta and Neil Shah. Featuring a wide array of characters and a general focus on family and romantic relationships, or the search for them, the stories are enlivened by the narrators’ subtle performances of the distinctive characters. Gupta and Shah employ Indian accents when delivering the protagonists’ dialogue, an element that helps to culturally situate the stories. As a result of Gupta and Shah’s deft portrayals, the emotions of the characters shine through. Both narrators speak clearly and at a comfortable pace, allowing the listener to focus on Sharma’s contemplative and vivid writing. 

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[Published: SEPTEMBER 2017]