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Ib's endless search for satisfaction / Roshan Ali.

By: Ali, Roshan [author. ].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookNoida, Uttar Pradesh : Viking, 2019Description: 209 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780670092383 (pbk.); 9789353055080 (ebook). .Subject(s): Searches and seizures -- Fiction | Life -- Fiction | Sadness -- FictionDDC classification: 823.92 ALI Summary: 'And then finally I felt sadness, aided perhaps by those futile notes, by the dust that keeps thickening, by the untouchable past, the inevitable future, and by everything else that pushes us around.'Ib lives with his schizophrenic father and his 'nice' mother negotiating life, not knowing what to do, steered by uncaring winds and pushy people. From his slimy, unmiraculous birth to the tragic death of a loved one, Ib wanders the city, from one thing to another, confused, lost and alone, all the while reflecting on his predicament. He is searching for something-what he does not know-and must overcome many obstacles: family, religion, love and, finally, death. Will he be defeated by 'this wreckage of modern life?' Will a mysterious woman lift him out of the 'cement' in his soul?In this journey of sadness and self-reflection, Ib tranforms into an ordinary man from an ordinary boy and along the way, tries to figure out life and understand himself. In this audacious debut that is insightful, original and deeply disturbing, Roshan Ali's play of language is nothing less than masterful.
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'And then finally I felt sadness, aided perhaps by those
futile notes, by the dust that keeps thickening, by the
untouchable past, the inevitable future, and by everything
else that pushes us around.'Ib lives with his
schizophrenic father and his 'nice' mother negotiating
life, not knowing what to do, steered by uncaring winds
and pushy people. From his slimy, unmiraculous birth to
the tragic death of a loved one, Ib wanders the city, from
one thing to another, confused, lost and alone, all the
while reflecting on his predicament. He is searching for
something-what he does not know-and must overcome many
obstacles: family, religion, love and, finally, death.
Will he be defeated by 'this wreckage of modern life?'
Will a mysterious woman lift him out of the 'cement' in
his soul?In this journey of sadness and self-reflection,
Ib tranforms into an ordinary man from an ordinary boy and along the way, tries to figure out life and understand
himself. In this audacious debut that is insightful,
original and deeply disturbing, Roshan Ali's play of
language is nothing less than masterful.

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