D. Gnanasekaran’s Are You My Dad? and Other Stories: A Critical Estimate
Keywords:Gnansekaran, dad, Ekadesi, Lucy Gray, Isakkiamman
The story collection Are You Dad? and Other Stories consists of twenty well-written short stories packed with human emotions of different hues. Each story is neatly packaged in a flawless narration leavened with spontaneous humor and authentic poignancy. A complex human drama unfolds before the reading hands. The characters and incidents portrayed linger in our minds even after we put down the collection. Most of the stories are down-to-earth and readers could see that they are actually moving amongst those characters. His stories are full of significant messages and convey the readers' morals. The necessary tools of story writing are wonderfully displayed throughout the twenty stories. The flow of language and vocabulary are throughout the collection consistent but continuous.