A Promise of Oranges [#Wattys2017]
Ranking: #20 in Historical Fiction
After losing everything he once held dear to his heart, Faiz still has a bit of hope for survival and safety left in the chaotic Calcutta of India in 1947. And crashing on Sudesh Sharma's doorstep does not shatter his credulity in God. A kind woman gives shelter and security to an afraid boy.
Where sorrows and fears are same, Faiz extends a hand of friendship towards an embittered and polio-ridden Kulish, making a promise of oranges. But when communal disharmony tears their happy little world to shreds, how easy it will be to keep a small promise?
Seek out the answer in this tale of family, humanity and friendship.
~ This book shares its theme with the novels 'The Book Thief' and 'A Thousand Splendid Suns.' ~
"I absolutely loved this chapter! The flow, vocabulary and narration was beyond precision. Can't wait to see how is Kulish going to behave with Faiz. Deep inside me, I know Kulish is sweet at heart but he is just trying to exclude himself and has put over a facade of weariness. Well, that's what I think." - @Shruti_read
"Wow I really enjoyed reading that. It's so refreshing to find Indian writers who can actually write beautifully. Looking forward to reading further." - @jiyajain
"Descriptions, character build etc is all very well done :)) I hope you continue with this." - @MoonshineNoire
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Not even a single word is written with the intentions of hurting any individual's beliefs. Though it is historical fiction, some facts might be fictional.