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Jaideep Varma




Jaideep Varma was born in Kolkata in 1967, but grew up in Chandigarh and Pune. After a short stint in Chennai, he has been in Mumbai since 1990. He was in the advertising business, but since 2000, has been writing fulltime. He has also written for publications and websites such as Gentleman, Tehelka and Rediff. Local is his first novel.

 “… to surrender completely to the rocking homelessness….” 

In this narrative journey that halts at intervals for varied characters to get on, 28-year-old Akash straddles two contrasting worlds: a matte-finished, nighttime home – the local train in Mumbai – and a glossy, bustling daytime job in a multinational ad agency. As he walks the border between motion and stillness, the paradoxes of his dual existence transform him in unexpected ways….

Send your comments on the novel to the author at: localakash@gmail.com

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Pages 368
Price US $ 12.95
ISBN 81-87981-99-7



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