Early Indications

Author: GB Prabhat

Category: Literary Fiction

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Deal starts: August 20, 2018

Deal ends: August 20, 2018

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"... racy, engaging, rich in literary and philosophical references... twists and turns... the use of acclaimed literary works - 1984, The God of Small Things and others - as major symbols beautifully intertwined with the plot... " THE SUNDAY TRIBUNE"... intricate and rich novel of boyhood and youth... the effect [of Early Indications] is immense and the aftereffect total." BOOK LINK "A mesmerising book that [holds] the reader's attention from the beginning to the end." THE HINDU - NXG"This book - much like Prabhat's earlier works - is a tribute to the genre of literary fiction." THE ECONOMIC TIMES - MADRAS PLUS"The five characters are sketched skilfully ... the interesting twists and turns lend the narrative shades of a thriller." BUSINESS LINE"... the author's depiction of Coimbatore is its biggest draw." THE TELEGRAPHTHE STORY OF FIVE GENIUSES‘If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.’Johann Wolfgang von GoetheMadras, December 26, 2004. Shiva has a miraculous escape from the tsunami. Twenty years before, a friend saved him from almost certain death – whose debt he was reluctant to acknowledge. Coimbatore, South India, 1969. It all began, most probably, because Shiva and his four classmates - all kindergarten students - were christened ‘the Five Geniuses’ by an old woman who was their doting first teacher. She does not stop with that simple declaration but, by careful personality divination, gives them their callings. Shiva would become a research scholar or a professor since he has a silver tongue and a prodigious intellect. Dorai with his abiding curiosity for automobiles would have something to do with cars; maybe he would invent a new one. Basketball is the future of Rohit who manages to score from the vaunted zero position. A droll couplet by Kani convinces the teacher that he is a future poet. Sarita’s full-throated rendering of ‘Doe, a deer’ makes it clear that she is destined for musical stardom.For different reasons, the Five Geniuses join the local engineering college for an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. Soon the interplay between incidents traps them inextricably in a whirlpool.Innocent utterances can change lives. How would their lives have turned out if they hadn’t been called the Five Geniuses? Were they geniuses or did they so believe because a set of accidental circumstances conspired to create the impression? These thoughts bother Shiva in his post-Coimbatore existence in Madras. After being providentially spared by the tsunami, almost twenty years after he left Coimbatore, he decides to visit it to check what became of the past with which he severed connections.Early Indications is a haunting tale of friendship, oppression, disaffection, betrayal, guilt, false dawns, and the impossibility of redemption. It is about confronting the infinite shades of gray we are painted in, and wondering how much semi-serious pronouncements can shape the spectrum. The novel showcases the subterranean poetic charm of Coimbatore, which lies midway between the teeming metropolises and the overwrought village settings.

The Clock of Life

Author: Nancy Klann-Moren

Category: Literary Fiction

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Deal starts: August 19, 2018

Deal ends: August 19, 2018

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Best Kindle Book Awards, Finalist, Literary FictionWriter's Digest Self Publishing Award, Second Place for Fiction 2013 Next Generation Book Awards, Finalist. 2013 Readers' Favorite Book, Finalist2013 San Francisco Book Festival, Honorable MentionBRAG Medallion Honoree. In the small town of Hadlee, Mississippi, during the 1980's, Jason Lee Rainey struggles to find his way amongst the old, steadfast Southern attitudes about race, while his friendship with a black boy, Samson Johnson, deepens.By way of stories from others, Jason Lee learns about his larger-than-life father, who was killed in Vietnam. He longs to become that sort of man, but doesn't believe he has it in him.In The Clock Of Life he learns lessons from the past, and the realities of inequality. He flourishes with the bond of friendship; endures the pain of senseless death; finds the courage to stand up for what he believes is right; and comes to realize he is his father's son.This story explores how two unsettling chapters in American history, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War, affect the fate of a family, a town, and two boyhood friends.

Fallow Park Today

Author: Joseph Glenn

Category: Literary Fiction

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Deal starts: August 19, 2018

Deal ends: August 19, 2018

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2018 Montaigne Medal Finalist (Eric Hoffer Book Award)Meredith St. Claire, former star of the television situation comedy Pots of Luck, has come to Fallow Park on its fifteenth anniversary. She and a film crew are preparing a documentary to mark the occasion. As she and the filmmakers interview the staff and residents, we are confronted with how badly the park has deteriorated and how difficult life has become for the last LGBT people in the United States. Unknown to the park officials and her film crew, Meredith has a secret son, now in his forties and living at the park. Her objective is to use the documentary as a cover for her plan to help him escape. Her efforts are complicated by the park's bombastic, self-absorbed director and an undercover vigilante who has his own sense of justice.

How Evan Broke His Head And Other Secrets

Author: Garth Stein

Category: Literary Fiction

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Deal starts: August 17, 2018

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A struggling musician suddenly finds himself father to a teenage boy, in this “compelling” novel by the author of The Art of Racing in the Rain (Seattle Post-Intelligencer).   Fathers never forget seeing their kids for the first time. But Evan is greeting his son, Dean, fourteen years late. Dean’s mother ran off to another city long ago—and now that she’s passed away, Dean has arrived in Seattle. Evan becomes a single parent in an instant.   Back in the day, he was lead guitarist for a hot band with a hit single. At thirty-one, he gets by as a guitar instructor to middle-aged guys, and does menial work in a music shop. He also struggles with his feelings about being viewed as a slacker by his heart-surgeon dad and his successful-lawyer brother—as well as with the epilepsy that could cause a seizure at any moment.   Now, with Dean in the picture, some things are going to have to change—and both of them will have some growing up to do—in this “engrossing family drama” from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain and A Sudden Light (Publishers Weekly).  Bonus content: Incudes a conversation between Garth and his editor, Bryan Devendorf, drummer for The National

Apart From Love

Author: Uvi Poznansky

Category: Literary Fiction

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Deal starts: August 14, 2018

Deal ends: August 18, 2018

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Apart from Love is not your typical love story. All-consuming, heart-wrenching, and dark, it is an epic that starts when Ben returns to meet his father, Lenny, and his new wife, Anita. It is then that he discovers a family secret. How will they find a path out of conflicts, out of isolation, from guilt to forgiveness?

The Settler

Author: Orit Arfa

Category: Literary Fiction

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Deal starts: August 15, 2018

Deal ends: August 15, 2018

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In August 2005, Sarah Dakar didn't lose only the home she loved, she lost her faith: in God, in country, in mankind. How could her own army have dragged her out of her home? She heads off to Tel Aviv to start college--and a new life. Once intent on bringing holiness to Israel's "city of sin", this "good girl" now seeks to reinvent herself. The deliverance she never thought possible comes in the form of Tel Aviv's hottest nightclub, Atlantis, and its handsome owner, Ziv Harel. Ziv is more than glad to transform a “religious settler” into a nightlife queen, but how far will Sarah go to question who she is - and at what cost?