Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Translated From The Gibberish Seven Stories and One Half Truth by Anosh Irani - Fiction

Translated From The Gibberish Seven Stories and One Half Truth is a collection of short stories set in India and Canada.  Author Anosh Irani takes the reader on an eclectic journey through the characters of these stories. There is tension, humour, and family squabbling that illustrates a certain kind of reality in these stories.

Irani deftly maneuvers the stories to present surprising scenarios that highlight the way of life in India and Canada. He takes the reader into family dynamics that include interactions with people outside the family circle. He exposes the stark differences of life by illustrating the plight of setting up a new life in Canada while maintaining the connection with India.

Some stories are heartbreaking while others are uplifting with a sense of humour depicting the idiosyncrasies evident in the lifestyles of the people in India.  He deftly depicts the adjustments of living in Canada; the pros and cons of choosing to live in Canada and how it does not always work out as planned. The endings are cliff hangers in each of the stories. Irani expects the reader to draw conclusions.

Translated From The Gibberish Seven Stories and One Half Truth is an unusually fascinating read.

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