Short stories by Akhil Sharma

Akhil Sharma was born in Delhi, India in 1971. As an eight-year-old, he migrated to the United States with his family. He is the author of various short stories and one novel, An Obedient Father. He lives in New York City.

Listing 5 stories.

Shortly after an Indian P.h.D. student is arrested for hiring a prostitute, he is released from prison and develops feelings for a P.h.D student working in the library, all while attempting to differentiate between love and desire.

When a depressed middle aged man strikes up a romance with his neighbor in a modern suburban American town, he consults women's magazines to make himself into the perfect lover.

A depressed Indian woman trapped in a decades-long, passionless marriage recalls the one day when she truly loved her husband.

A young boy deals with difficult life changes one fateful year after his high-achieving brother nearly drowns in a swimming pool and falls into a coma.

An Indian-American teenager grapples with his mother's alcoholism and the adultery of his father, who threatens to send his mother back to India.