A Monsoon Feast(2013)
Short Stories to Celebrate the Cultures of Singapore and Kerala
An anthology of stories edited by Verena Tay
A Monsoon Feast comprises seven short stories by renowned writers from Kerala (India) and Singapore that provide deep insights on the various concerns and ways of life of both communities. The collection includes stories by well-known author Shashi Tharoor, Commonwealth Writers' Prize-winning author of 12 books, including The Great Indian Novel, and inaugural Singapore Literature Prize winner and popular author Suchen Christine Lim. A unique literary collaboration, A Monsoon Feast intimately connects the reader to the heart of two similar and yet different cultures. Across the seas, the winds blow between two lands, whispering back and forth what is seen, heard, tasted, smelt, felt in each place: the green trees, the tropical heat, the lush rain, the peoples of enterprise and culture, the aromas of different flavours and more. A Monsoon Feast is the point at which these winds intermingle, their conversation celebrating the best of what Singapore and Kerala have to offer.
February 2013 : Paperback