Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood is one of the most popular books of Murakami and is set in the Japan of the 1960s during the period of student revolution. It’s a coming-of-age dark romance and drama which is melancholic and strangely peaceful at the same time.
Nair Told and Untold is a short story collection which comprises of 15 short stories mostly set in the southern part of India in the beautiful state of Kerala. All the fifteen stories have a central character called Nair. This gentleman called Nair is always taking up different roles, occupations, and personality.
Dead to Them is the story of Moira Madhwa, who is a young and successful woman who lives in Mumbai. One fine day she goes missing without leaving any clue whatsoever. As the days go by, people start looking for her, but each person who is out there searching for Moira is doing so for his/her own selfish reasons.
Life and Other Near-Death Experiences tells us the story of Libby whose world is shattered when she comes to know two things– (1) she is suffering from cancer, and (2) her husband of nearly two decades is a gay. Shell-shocked she flees from Chicago and takes refuge in a desolate Carribean island where the promise of sun-kissed sands and a hot guy brings her some respite.
Charlie isn’t really happy with the way her life is going. She lives with her aunt in an isolated cabin in the woods which much to Charlie’s disappointment is far away from everything she cares about – civilization, friends, and life. Her life changes when one day her aunt is kidnapped by vampires and Charlie has no clue whatsoever.Until now, she never knew that vampires existed.
Prashant and Priya, an elderly couple are traveling to Delhi. A chance encounter brings them closer to a young and talented police officer, Anamika Singh. During their stay in Delhi, they realize that there is more to the story of Anamika than what meets the eye. As Prashant starts reading Anamika’s diary, her past is laid bare to the reader.
The story of Empire by Devi Yesodharan is based in the 11th century Chola Kingdom at a time when they are at their mightiest and richest. When a Greek pirate ship sails in to loot the wealth of the Cholas, it is brutally defeated and forced to pay a compensation; a payment that includes a twelve-year-old girl, Aremis.
Prajat is a young man whose life changes when his home along with most of his small town is destroyed in a massive earthquake in Rajasthan. With nothing left to do there, he leaves for Delhi and gets employed in a dubious looking setup as a “Social Media Hitman” a.k.a a “Troll”.
Owls in the Family mostly revolves around the small-town life and presents before us a world long forgotten. For many of us urban dwellers, it is as good as a getaway from the chaos of city life as a short vacation.