- Genre: Short Story Collection
- Publisher: Niyogi Books
- Format: Paperback
- Source: Review Copy
- My Rating: 4 stars
Some stories begin at the beginning and some at the end. And in some it’s hard to say where the beginning is and where the end.’ You Cannot Have All the Answers, a collection of fifteen short stories, offers a glimpse into the conflicting emotions that define the human condition, and portrays characters who attempt to seek answers to a variety of existential questions. Including The Asian Age short-story competition winner, Cradle Song, these narratives deal with issues like trauma, sexuality, prejudice, family relations, and the recklessness of youth.
You Cannot Have All The Answers and Other Stories by Deepa Agarwal is a collection of fifteen unique stories. While I don’t think I full grasped all the stories, I liked that many of the stories were on topics that people usually hesitate to talk about. The author’s writing style was very expressive and I really enjoyed it. Most of the stories were surrounded around the lives of women.
This book is a very different and somewhat enlightening collection of stories and I definitely recommend it.