Swimming in the Monsoon Sea
by Shyam Selvadurai
Fourteen-year-old Amrith is still mourning his mother's death eight years before. Even though he has a loving home with Aunty Bundle and Uncle Lucky, he feels lonely and apart. Then his Canadian cousin comes to visit. Entranced by Niresh's North American ways, Amrith falls in love.
Shakespeare's Othello, with its theme of disastrous jealousy, is the backdrop to the drama that Amrith soon finds himself. In a satisfying ending, Amrith comes to terms with his past and his sexuality.