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India Currents Chooses The Strike as a Best Book of 2007

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India Currents Chooses The Strike as a Best Book of 2007

Toronto-based writer Anand Mahadevan's debut novel, The Strike (TSAR Publications), has been chosen by India Currents magazine as one of the best books of 2007. The Strike is about "Twelve-year-old Hari [who] tries to make sense of his tumultuous and complex world in 1980s India." From the review:

Written as a drama of errors that segues into a coming-of-age tale, The Strike is carried off with a sensitivity and empathy not often found in debut novels. Too often adults fail to recall what it was like to be a pre-teen in a decidedly adult world. While 12-year-old Hari’s world 20 years ago has unique history attached to it, the basic confusions and miscommunications of the age remain common to all children. The series of unfortunate events that challenges the charming and curious protagonist carefully and realistically tells a mature story that does not allow the reader to be a remote observer; adolescence and its all-too-familiar growing pains revive memories we may have forgotten and fill our hearts with knowing anticipation.

Read the full article from India Currents here.

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