Abhishek SS of Acsia Technologies writing as Abhishek Puravoor published his first book #Pending by Current Books Thrissur.
The book is a collection of 10 short stories that paint a satirical yet thought provoking critique of how human values are placed in the modern social and political canvas. The stories were penned and compiled by the author during the lockdown period.
The narratives traverse through strange lives and settings unravelling gripping stories. Title story ‘#Pending’ is a satirical take on concerns of Gods themselves and answers why certain decisions are kept pending in your lives. Why is the old man out on a night drive in an Auto? Find out in ‘Chembakam’ as it explores the custom of Thalaikoothal.
Set in scenic Goa ‘Frames’ is an investigative thriller that threads a Cop and a painter through a bunch of paintings. Man has always experimented on Animals and Plants. Would he like it if there was a role reversal? explores ‘Para(kayam)’.
While ‘Kanmadham‘ gives a glimpse of lives of soldiers in Afghan- Pak border, ‘White Shadows’ is a discussion on Socio-Politics only it is intriguing when it is between Termites residing in an old library. ‘Jam’ walks down the nostalgic lanes of unsaid love set in 80s and 90s in the backdrop of survival and revival.
Abhishek has been in the creative space for long with his blog http://chennaikurippukal.blogspot.com . The acclaimed Malayalam short film “Chakravyuham” is based on the Crime thriller “One [email protected] M-P Highway” penned by him. #Pending is a continuation of this creative journey and makes for a compelling read.
#Pending is available for purchase in leading bookstores, on Amazon portal and all Current Books stores.
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B08KSH1PZT