Author: Rohit Gore
Publisher: Grapevine Publication
Price: Rs 100
Genre: Contemporary fiction
Rating: 4 out of 5
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Its is a story of three people who have lost all hope in life.One day , their paths cross and their destinies are forever changed...
I loved the cover.The cover itself gives a glimpse of what lies ahead..Three different people thirteen year old Aryan Khosla, thirty three old Ria Marathe, sixty three year old Rana Rathod, live through the same feeling of disdain ,loss, neglect... Ria successful script writer is grief striken with her husband and her only son's untimely demise leaving her all alone, to add to the agony, she discovers that her husband had been cheating on her all along, to overcome it all suicide seem to be the only antidote , and she chooses D day as her birthday...Aryan born to an affluent couple surrounded by wealth but no love and care leaving him with low self esteem that he often wishes to be invisible, he has a mother with heavy drinking habit ,always seen with a glass of it rather spending time with her son..The house is a heavily packed arena for late night parties and social gathering, while Rana the third character was once a well known writer and author of couple of path breaking work but now he is long forgotten by his readers and his books are out of print...His rapport with children are for the worse , leaving him grumpy and unfriendly....Call it destiny or way of life their path is on a cross road where they share their despair and the hopes that has been shattered for ever, from there on their lives are changed for good forever...
It was the cover like I said that allured me into this book..I am really not comfortable with a plot where the strangers meet and things happen over their journey stuff because I have read enough of it and there is always a cliche of actions attached to it...But from the start the narration was gripping , and I had no issues getting into the swing real fast...With the slow start as the plot changed to Aryan things started to pick on pace...The plot effortlessly moves through the three generation without any flaw...Gore paints brilliantly the neglect of the Aryan, heart ache of Ria and desperation of Rana Rathod comes across so beautifully...I thoroughly enjoyed the plot Aryan had to counter bully, Ria's mood wing, Rana's stationary phase of life all in single shot....That being said the changing panorama as the plot shifts through the three characters gives a vantage so different given in the same situation...The book is a good combo of hope, inspiration and surviving the odds..
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