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A hundred little flames--new novel from Preeti Shenoy.

Greetings from Birmingham. I type this with a stunning view of the boating canals in Birmingham.


 We had the cover launch of my new novel yesterday at Birmingham, as a part of the Birmingham Literature Festival.

The event was in association with DesiBlitz, which is an award winning web magazine, in UK  for British Asians.
They had carried a lovely interview with me some days back. DO READ it.

The entire event of yesterday, was telecast live on Facebook. I have read from my new novel! :)

 I have also read from It's All In the Planets. If you watch the whole telecast, you will see how different the writing approach and the writing styles are in the two books.

I am grateful that the event was a roaring success and that people turned up in  large numbers.





If you have missed the live telecast you can watch it on my author page.
I am also embedding it here.




 The book is called A Hundred Little Flames

Here's a close up of the cover.

 
 You can pre-order the book here.

This is what the back blurb says:


Sometimes, a journey back is a step forward.

When 26-year-old Ayan is sent to live with his grumpy old grandfather Gopal Shanker, in a tiny village, in Kerala, he is understandably devastated. What can a sleepy, idyllic village without even Internet connectivity offer a young man?
To make matters worse, Jairaj, Ayan’s domineering father has his own plans and is determined to have his way. Soon, Ayan has to come to terms with the hard realities of life and the blindness of greed as he and Gopal Shanker learn that life can sometimes unravel in unanticipated ways.
A young man, whose life lies ahead of him. An old man, whose life is all in the past. And a few months that change everything. A Hundred Little Flames is a charming account of a relationship across generations and also a meditative look at the issues of old people.
Preeti Shenoy’s foray into new fictional terrain is an absolute triumph!

If you order it straight away, you get a discount of 36 percent as it is the festival sale. It is unlike anything I have ever written!! I can't wait for you to read it.

I am off on a short vacation, with one of my closest friends in the UK.
Will blog again soon.
Till then, take care, and keep smiling!

Comments

  1. Hi mam congratulations for ur new release and it's title is just amazing can't wait to read it and again many many congratulations and best wishes to you :)

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  2. Hi mam congratulations for ur new release and it's title is just amazing can't wait to read it and again many many congratulations and best wishes to you :)

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  3. Congrats ma'am. Finally!!The wait is over. I am so excited to read this book. The cover and the back blurb is so different from your other books. And the story is set in Kerala, which makes it even more exciting. All the best ma'am. Can't wait to read it.
    Have a great vacation. Take care:)

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  4. Congratulations ma'am...the book looks very different from your new books. I have already pre ordered it. Is there any chance we can get a signed copy ma'am???

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  5. Congratulations, Preeti! Finally the day has come where you got a chance to release your latest book! I immediately pre-ordered it from Amazon, so just eagerly waiting for November so that I can receive the book and start reading it. So happy that the story is based in Kerala - which happens to be one of my favorite states! Once again, hearty congratulations to you. Enjoy the rest of your holiday in UK!

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  6. Wow, nice blurp, sounds exciting, cannot wait to get my hands on the book.
    Congrats Preeti!

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  7. Congrats Madam ! a new novel from your side is always a treat to read. You are the best female writer the country has ever produced. No doubt you are going to achieve international acclaim some day.

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  8. Hi Preeti,
    Congrats.
    It is indeed a great joy to hear about the cover launch of your new book.
    Nice to know that the story is set in the background of the lush green beauty of the God's own country. Would like to read it. The cover page looks so lovely.
    Keep writing.
    Keep sharing.
    Have a wonderful time ahead.
    Best Regards
    ~Philip Ariel
    @pvariel

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  9. Hi mam, Hearty congratulations on the book cover launch. It's beautiful and simply matches with the title. This one really seems to be completely different from all the books you've written so far. But then your each book is unique, different and remains one of its kind. So looking forward to read this one too. I'm sure it will be loved by all. Best wishes

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A Hundred Little Flames - Chapter 1

There were two completely unrelated incidents that happened on Sunday, which would change Ayan’s life forever.

1. He attended an office party thrown by his boss in a swanky uptown pub in Pune.
2.More than a thousand miles away, in a small village in Kerala, not identifiable by Google Maps, his grandfather had a fall.

On Monday morning, unaware of anything but the clock on his computer ticking, Ayan took a sip of the horrendous office tea with over-boiled tea leaves, too much milk and sugar. He had only forty-five minutes left before the meeting was to begin. Beads of perspiration trickled down his forehead into his eye, and he blinked. His brow furrowed, he sat hunched, with an ache in his neck, his fingers flying across the keyboard. He felt as though somebody was raining blows inside his head. His throat was parched despite the tea, and now his stomach began to feel queasy as well.
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