ISBN 9789350292242,Land Of The Well

Land Of The Well



Harpercollins India Publishers Ltd.

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9789350292242

ISBN-10 9350292246


Number of Pages 384 Pages
Language (English)

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‘Raindrops speckled the pool. It looked diseased. The boy felt the bumps on his arms.’ It is Goa in the monsoons. A shy and lonely teenager finds himself drawn towards a group of holidaymakers. In their midst is Momo,the woman he would do anything to be close to. As if sensing his willingness, the group spends the day ‘testing’ him beforepronouncing him worthy of their friendship and their disclosures about themselves. Challenged by his new-found friends to provide an answer to the riddle of their condition, the boy tells them the story of the Land of the Well. Expecting praise and further acceptance, he is horrified when the outcome is an alienation more extreme than he has ever faced before. A novel that examines this age of anxiety, wherein the bodies of the young and successful break down in ways that mirror their innermost traumas, Land of the Well walks the line between reality and delusion, between treachery and trust. PRAISE FOR RUPTURE ‘Pick up a debut novel from the Indian fiction section of your local bookstore, and chances are you’ll find a semi-autobiographicalcoming-of-age tale told in plain, simple English. It’s a relief, then, to find that SampurnaChattarji’s Rupture is anything but that. This novel is intricately layered, not confining itself to a specific character, background or mode. The language, too, is coiled and charged—as befits, one supposes, a poet writing in prose’ - Tehelka ‘[Rupture] is a dark tale … compelling and hard to put down’- Deccan Herald