formidable reputation precedes her … In Deliverance we see the
(sometimes self-flagellating) clarity of Gauri Deshpande's vision
and her skills as a storyteller in the contrivances of craft
that she adopts to suit the pacy form of the novella.
|— Deccan Herald,
|Effortlessly powerful writing
…Shashi Deshpande's effective grasp of what Gauri had intended to convey
and her adroitness at expressing the same in a very simple yet
thought-provoking manner, make Deliverance
a must-read at least once, if not several times over.
March 6, 2011