High Noon and Other Stores
In this collection of short stories, Indira Parthasarathy stays true to form, portraying realistic slices of life with humour and sympathy. His characters, whether dying father, estranged son, autorickshaw driver, retired government servant or faithful wife are lifted from everyday milieus. In the usual, the author finds the unusual, prompting the reader to reflect on the extent to which our seemingly everyday experiences affect the tenor of our lives.
High Noon was first published in Tamil in 1968 as Utchi Veyil. It was made into a film, Marupakkam, by Sethu Madhavan and won the Swarna Kamal Award 1990.