It is after a long time that I picked up a book by an Indian author. Thank the universe that conspired to bring me to this book and Pankaj, a wonderful person! I can not wait to hold the words back until the end of the post, I loved the book!
The Story: “In the autumn of 2012, destiny wreaks havoc on two unsuspecting people—Soham and Fiona. Although his devastating past involving his brother still haunted him, Soham had established a promising career for himself in Bangalore. After a difficult childhood, Fiona’s fortunes had finally taken a turn for the better. She had married her beloved, and her life was as perfect as she had ever imagined it to be.
But when tragedy strikes them yet again, their fundamentally fragile lives threaten to fall apart. Can Fiona and Soham overcome their grief? Will the overwhelming pain destroy their lives? Inspirational and heart-wrenchingly intimate, it urges you to wonder—does hope stand a chance in this travesty called life?”
The beautiful way that the book started with the immersing language and gripping plot made me fall in love with the book right from the beginning. The characters came alive with the realistic yet ethereal styles of Pankaj.
I liked the book more because I have a huge fan of India’s hill stations, from North Bengal to Nepal, from Kashmir to Arunachal. This book had it all with the perfect amount of Nepali culture thrown in!
The story has the perfect space and the only thing I did not like about the novel was how short it was. I would have liked seeing the story spread out a little more over a few more pages and chapters.
The best part of the novel is the various themes it explores really effortlessly. Be it, family, relationships, faith, divinity, love or guilt, this book has it all.
It is a story to last beyond the pages…
I am sure all you will love Pankaj’s work!
Buy the book HERE
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