Livingston Press, The University of West Alabama
, 2007 - Fiction
- 258 pages
What Leela knew about film stars was that they were startled in bed with unexpected partners and then discussed the incidents on TV, which made her imagine them as people turned inside out, people naked down through the layers of their skin. "Sorry to disappoint you," she said, "but film stars will be returning to this life as mosquitoes."
How can you not love a novel with a character saying that? Geoff Wyss' Tiny Clubs does just so while taking us to Bombay, along with twelve opthalmologists who are - mostly - on a charitable mission to operate on cataracts for India's abundant poor. Along the way you'll meet Tasti Kapoor, a famous film star of Bollywood, plus a large cast of supporting characters having the mix of motives you might expect from one of the world's poorest cities. And you'll find out why one of those twelve charitable opthalmologists might not be quite so charitable after all.