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|Number of Pages||176 Pages|
|Dimensions (Cms)||19 x12.5 x 1|
Like a Psalm... is the translation of the Malayalam novel Oru Sankeertanam Pole by the renowned novelist Perumpadavam Sreedharan, based on the events of a crucial month in Fyodor Dostoevsky’s life, unfolding in sixteen chapters. He is tricked by the publisher Stellovsky into signing a contract that would have compelled him to forfeit the royalties of all his works if he hadn’t completed a novel and handed it over in one month’s time. As he finds it impossible to finish actually writing the novel, The Gambler, in the prescribed time, he employs the twenty-year-old Anna as his stenographer. Dostoevsky, a hard drinking gambler and a pathetic epileptic, is quite a handful for the young Anna. Finally, she learns to love the writer unconditionally, to the point of deciding to marry him; her presence of mind saves the situation. Like a Psalm... has made publishing history in Malayalam – it has run into more than eighty editions till date, since its publication 24 years ago in 1993, with more than 2,50,000 copies sold, which is a record in Malayalam literature. The novel has won several prestigious awards, and has been praised by critics, scholars and eminent personalities.