ISBN 9788172239947,Secrets And Sins

Secrets And Sins



HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788172239947

ISBN-10 8172239947


Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)

19th century fiction

A Tremendous First Novel From An Exciting Young Author. Feted For Its Electric Chaos, The City Of Bombay Also Accommodates Pockets Of Calm. In One Such Enclave, Mohan, A Middle-Aged Letter Writer - The Last Of A Dying Profession - Sits Under A Banyan Tree In Fort, Furnishing Missives For Village Migrants, Disenchanted Lovers, And When Pickings Are Slim, Filling In Money Order Forms. But Mohan'S True Passion Is Collecting Second-Hand Books; He'S Particularly Attached To Novels With Marginal Annotations. So When The Pavement Booksellers Of Fort Are Summarily Evicted, Mohan'S Life Starts To Lose Some Of Its Animating Lustre. At This Tenuous Moment Mohan - And His Wife, Lakshmi - Are Joined In Saraswati Park, A Suburban Housing Colony, By Their Nephew, Ashish, A Diffident, Sexually Uncertain 19-Year-Old Who Has To Repeat His Final Year In College. Elliptical And Enigmatic, But Beautifully Rendered And Wonderfully Involving, Saraswati Park Is A Book About Love And Loss And The Noise In Our Heads - And How, In Spite Of Everything, Life, Both Lived And Imagined, Continues.