Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Mumbai’s lifeline and the lives that depend on it

Hi pals! Here is this good friend of mine, Jaideep Varma, who has written this wonderful debut novel, Local, published by Indialog, Delhi. The story? Well, its about Akash, 28, who works in a multinational by day and lives on a local train at night. The contradictions of his two lives change him forever. I can assure you that it is an innovatively-structured, highly entertaining novel about the real, everyday Mumbai.
For those who wants to know more about the author: Jaideep was born in Kolkata in 1967, and grew up in Chandigarh and Pune. After a short stint in Chennai, he has been in Mumbai since 1990. He was in the advertising business, but since 2000, has been writing fulltime. He has also written for publications and websites such as Gentleman, Tehelka and Rediff. Local is his first novel.
You could buy this book from us as we do the distribution in mainly Mumbai. Contact: editor@zzebra.net Or you could buy the book from Amazon. Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/8187981997/ref=sr_11_1/103-3523255-3860601?%5Fencoding=UTF8

1 comment:

WADE said...

Just read your review of CP Surendran's "An Iron Harvest" and all I can say is that he must be greedy for praise. As someone quite new to this writng caper, I found your opinions brilliantly expressed, insightful and comprehensive.
There was enough positive in there to satisfy the most fragile ego; nobody has said anything near as nice about me.
I haven't read the book in question, nor am I familar with his work or status.
I enjoyed what you wrote.
All the best,