Do the Right Thing by Shyama Perera

Do the Right Thing

Shyama Perera

A love match, apparently made in heaven, begins innocently enough. But when the couple set themselves god-like standards of honourable behaviour, appalling decisions are made. Albeit an old fashioned tale of stubbornness and pride this is a humorous and ultimately optimistic story. Easy to read with Perera's unfailing lightness of touch.

Extract

Suddenly the hum of conversation stopped. He turned around.

She was there in the doorway, in a green silk sari. The fog slowly started to lift. Blinking, he focused on her face.

She smiled, and Shyam felt as if the breath had been smashed out of him.

Parallels
  • The Glassblower's Breath by Sunetra Gupta
  • An Equal Music by Vikram Seth