The Sins of Innocence by Avinash Rajendran

Category: Short Stories (Fiction)
Rights: All rights available

Set in India, in its locales that stretch out like an open palm, and whose serpentine lanes and preoccupied streets run like the lifelines on it. This book is a collection of secrets and the lives of people who have kept them hidden. And how what you hide the most in your life, seeps out and colours the rest of it.

A collection of seven short stories – one for each of the seven greatest sins – structured around a sin in the life of the protagonist, transforming it slowly and irrevocably. The book explores the premise that it is not our virtues that bind us together, it is our sins. They break down the walls that we put up around us and make us equal. We are all the same because we have secrets to conceal or sins to hide.