Short Story Reads: The Visitor by Roald Dahl

How exciting would it be to receive an wooden crate from nowhere at your doorstep?  What would it contain? Who is it from, you would wonder, your hands tingling to rip open its contents.   The Visitor begins with the arrival of one such mysterious crate at the narrator’s doorstep.  Much to his astonishment, the crate is … Read more

Short Story Reads: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Gifted with an elegance remeniscient of Anita Desai and glowingly compassionate, Jhumpa Lahiri’s debut collection of short stories, Interpreter of Maladies (1999) still eminates with delicate, beautifully carved keen insights.  Indians living overseas are pivotal to most of the gathered tales.   A Temporary Matter is about five days of a one-hour power cut and how … Read more