Thursday, 25 January 2018

Despite Stolen Dreams by Anita Krishnan 


Summary:

Deep within the Kashmir Valley, a group of terrorists are left stumped as a man they were holding hostage vanishes into thin air with his family from right under their noses. Amidst the dust and grime of Delhi, this man reappears, only to sink back into the obscurity that a teeming metropolitan city offers, even as he grapples with the strange twists and turns of city life. Far away, at the Line of Control, an exchange of fire between the Indian Army and a group of terrorists leaves one man seriously wounded. Stranded and alone atop an icy mountain, he can either die or fight to stay alive. This masterfully crafted tale will take you on a voyage through lives that are divergent, and yet, are interconnected. From the land of chinars, to the pulsating heart of India . . . it will lay bare for you, all the nuances of human emotions, from the darkest of thoughts to, tears, laughter, fear and courage, all indispensable parts of our lives, all inescapable facts of our existence . . .



Author:

Anita Krishnan

Publisher:

Fingerprint Publishers

Release date:

July 20th 2017


No. of Pages:

Paperback, 304 Pages

A sequel to Tears If Jhelum , Despite Stolen Dreams is a continuation of the story of Wali on reaching Delhi from his homeland Kashmir after his escape from the terrorists. The cover of the book is very interesting. The title is very catchy as well. I liked the narrative style of the author. The language is lucid and flowy. The author's writing style is also very unique and captivating. Anita Krishan has managed to portray the city of Delhi honestly.

The characters are extremely well-developed and the author has managed to bring out the realism. The supporting characters are also well-etched out and will keep the readers interest focused into the story. The book covers the complex interplay of emotions of the character really well. The storyline as described will really hook a reader as it did to me. It truly unleashes the real faces of life. This book is amazing, something which will keep you interested till the last page. 

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