Set in Shimla, The Red Tin Roof evokes with rare delicacy and precision the interplay of seasons, nature and people, while it broodingly tells the story of a young girl growing into adolescence, in the company mostly of older women but also of a younger brother who trails her. In this explorationof an inner world, Nirmal Verma does not so much as tell a story as reminisce. Memory is the seed of his story.
India Penguin Modern Classics
Ratings & Reviews
2 Ratings &
Great book bordering on existentialism
Typically Verma- desolate, cut off, dreamy characters living in a world within. Beautifully written from the perspective of a young girl edging into maturity.
Highly recommend this book- as a story it's stylish, engaging and an easy read. Yet when you finish the book you realize the deeper questions it evokes. Read it!