Series: Volume 1 collection of short stories
Author: Indrajit Garai
Published: August 25, 2016
Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: July 2-22, 2023
Jessica’s Rating: 3 stars
In this collection, meet:
Guillaume, who gives up everything to protect his child; young Matthew, who stakes his life to save his home; and François, who makes the biggest sacrifice to rescue his grandson.
The Sacrifice is a collection of three short stories: The Move, The Listener, and The Sacrifice. I could tell this was an earlier written novel of short stories. His writing has improved as I really enjoyed The Man Without Shelter which was published in 2022, and I gave 4 stars to.
I did not really connect with the characters in The Move and The Listener. I was also confused at the book description says that Matthew stakes his life to save his home, but it was not his home. It was a beloved tree he fought for. I did connect with the characters in The Sacrifice. The Sacrifice actually ended too early for me. I wanted the story to continue!
All of the stories have a commonality: The sacrifices that people make for those and the things they love above everything else. Being an earlier work, I think this one could be edited again to be improved upon. It seems that English is not his main language, which could have been some of the problem I had with not connecting to the characters in the first two stories. Do give Garai a chance and see how he has improved over time!
Many thanks to Estelle, a friend of the author who sent me a e-copy of the novel to read in my own time.