Thursday, June 18, 2015

Book Review: My Motherland: Jyothirllata Girija

My Motherland by Jyothirllata Girija is a fictional story that the author has grafted on the historical charm of the book with the book was the starting point, and little more than a pretext with three-dimensional and stereotyped figures, plausible and trivial at the same time, whose function is to quote little events that creep in the book, and serve as a summary of that history of India.

Not unsurprisingly, then, that the book is the one that leads to a cautious optimism and utopian humanism, that of political and historical mould and that has very little, that little, is in the sign of the rejection of the opposition so far told where we find all the main characters find themselves in protest, for solidarity or loneliness.

The story is engaging and written in an agile and captivating prose with the theme of integration and cultural unease has been repeatedly discussed in contemporary fiction but in reading these pages you have the impression of entering a new and unknown completely with the suffering and the dignity of the protagonist denied our participation in a universe where we feel we do not normally form part.

Original and very successful and also the plot of the narrative sequences are interesting with the theme is very present, supporting the value of memory through a story full of lyrical images and well done descriptions with harmony and poetry, gently complete the picture of this novel.

The story is told clearly and is a successful and strong contrast, with legends and rituals that mixes fairy-tale to the reality of anxiety, the intimate bonds at the centre, with the strong smell of coffee and colours of the pomegranate to the expanse of the nation and the stubbornness of an identity.

This contemporary fiction is as if the structure had collapsed but the novel is instead a great constructive force where everything that enters the story makes sense because it illuminates something of the characters and is therefore reassuring even if the narrative is not conventional, but still has a solidity that has always struck.

Then the writing becomes a big dream of resurrection where you discover that the characters are naive in pretending to tell the truth and that what matters in people's lives, perhaps not even the facts, but how they are experienced as fiction does not mean stories or legends, or narratives of unreal facts.

Fiction breaths while the reality is not breathing where you can not change the reality, it is so, it happened and you can not touch it, but the narrative does and its much more elastic and flexible with the spark that is triggered between the characters is not only based on the impact the physical, but also on the intellectual with an agreement sudden, that will touch deep chords and boost passion shaking and bringing into play their certainties.

While reading you will realize that the attraction between the characters is lit, and it sharpens and deepens with a good narrative rhythm and the emotional bonds as they become the pivot on which the story builds suspense until the heart-pounding final.



Format: Paperback ♥ Publisher: Cyberwit ♥ Pages: 84 ♥ Published: May 2015 ♥ Language: English ♥ ISBN-13: 978-8182535800
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