Author: Avtar SinghPublisher: PenguinYear: 2000Language: EnglishPages: 239ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140298231
A hilarious yet thought-provoking novel from a stylish young writer with a vivid depiction of life as a twenty-something in contemporary Bombay.Katie Menezes an editor in a publishing firm, unexpectedly has one free day to spend in Bombay, so she decides to track down Arjun, a promising young writer who has sent some short stores to her for assessment. In the process, she meets the characters who people his stories and through them gets to know this idealistic yet cynical man she has never met. Unaware that Katie is looking for him, pursues his daily routine, marking time and meeting people as a real-estate agent. It is the story of one day in their lives - 19 May 1999. Written with passion and zest, this is a witty celebration of life in Bombay, 'India's only real city', and its people - Arjun's unlikely and unforgettable friends whose reflections on life, love and the pursuit of literature make Katie re-evaluate her own beliefs.