The Meanderers – A Novel by Dhawal Trivedi, releases worldwide 20th July 2018
‘The Meanderers’ chronicles the journey of a boy from the age of five till twenty, broken down into three phases. First, when the boy is five – the age of innocence. Second, when the boy is fourteen – the age of the blooming of sexuality. Third, when the boy is twenty – the age of ambition. ‘The Meanderers’ is an enquiry into ideas and emotions such as love, loss, sex, friendship, fear, courage and impermanence.
Author Dhawal Trivedi’s debut novel ‘The Meanderers’ releases 20th July 2018.
Winner of the 2018 EW Award for the ‘Best Novel’, ‘The Meanderers’ chronicles the story of a boy, Om Vats, from the age of five till twenty, broken down into three phases. First, when the boy is five – the age of innocence and wonder. Second, when the boy is fourteen – the age of puberty and the blooming of sexuality. Third, when the boy is twenty – the age of aspiration and ambition.
When Om is five – he lives with his maternal grandmother more than his parents. He calls her ‘Naani’. His father, Mahesh has lost his job and his mother, Kiran, has never worked in her life. But, they all must jostle hard to get him admitted into a good private school to ensure his bright future before the new session begins.
When Om turns fourteen, he befriends a boy called Rohit. Bullied by a group of boys at school, at the dawn of puberty and adolescence, Om must delve deeper to find out more about friendship, sex, and fear.
At twenty, Om is about to graduate and aspires to be a ground-breaking software engineer. He experiences a soul-stirring love for the first time in his life which alters his outlook towards his aspirations. Will Om be able to accept love with all the dangers it comes with? Will Om be able to reconcile love with his material aspirations.
‘The Meanderers’ is an enquiry into ideas and emotions such as love, loss, sex, fear, courage, friendship and impermanence.
People who enjoy philosophy, coming of age, slice of life dramas will in particular enjoy the book.
The Meanderers releases worldwide on 20thJuly 2018. It is
Some of the reviews by publishing industry stalwarts such as Varun Prabhu and JerinaBernards are as follows:
“A truly wonderful story from one of the most insightful young authors right now. An original discourse on love, loss, sexuality and the things in between – The Meanderers will inspire you, move you, at times even offend you, but will stay with you” – Varun Prabhu
“In his debut novel ‘The Meanderers’, Dhawal takes us on a tour de force of what it was like to grow up. The story begins with Om Vats, a five-year-old boy being chased by dogs. The first scene sets the tone straight away for what is to follow – an earnest probe into emotions and concepts such as fear, love, compassion and tenderness.” – JerinaBernards
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