THE QUIET RIOT OF ROBIN SHUTE P.
- Category Literature & Fiction
- Format PB
- Price 295
- ISBN: 978-81-291-2483-8
- Pages: 288 pages
- Date: January 2014
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Robin Shute P., aka Boy, grows up in Tangy, a coastal village in Kerala. His staunchly Communist father, Accha, saddles Boy with a puzzling name thanks to his own fascination with a girl named Alice. Growing up in a borderline dysfunctional family, Boy has an eventful childhood—his mother is anxiety-ridden, his boisterous sister Suki lords over him, and his two dogs, though tiny, are quite vicious. Boy’s own quirks, eccentricities, and his occasionally hare-brained schemes don’t help him much either.
However, the family’s oddities, including Boy’s obsessive coin-collecting, Suki’s radical feminism, Amma’s hypochondria and Accha’s altruism, are redeemed by their acceptance of each other, and their dogged optimism in the face of penury. And even when Robin grows up to become a responsible doctor (to everyone’s surprise) the madness of his childhood days never quite leaves him.
Set in the backwaters of Kerala, The Quiet Riot of Robin Shute P. is the poignant and funny coming-of-age tale of a young boy.