Nitya Nanda
JOBLESS CLUELESS RECKLESS by Revathi Suresh Duckbill Books, 2013, 175 pp., 175
November 2013, volume 37, No 11

Two years ago, when there was a dearth of coming-of-age novels for Indian children, along came Tulika’s Mayil Will Not Be Quiet—like summer rain on parched earth. It gave us a glimpse into the life of a spunky pre-teen and her journey into teenagehood, and left us longing for more such absorbing and entertaining works of indigenous young adult fiction. Today, there still remains a shortage of books for adolescent Indians, but there are publishers like Duckbill who offer hope and delight to YA fans, both young and old.

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