Author: Shraddha Soni
Publisher: Random House
Genre: Spiritual Fiction
Source: Personal Copy
“An edgy modern-day fable that takes you on a mystical journey with life.” is the best way to describe the book written by the pretty Shraddha.
The story revolves around Siddharth Khanna and follows him around through his journey of spiritual awakening.
It beings with the protagonist having an interesting conversation with his friend Andrea. His anguish of not being able to pursue his dream career as a pilot because of his father, is revealed. He travels to the US in search of a new beginning, instead finds Rhea. Spending time with her lands Siddharth in another trying situation. He is forced into marrying a pregnant Rhea. He joins her father in his business for sustenance. A forced loveless marriage gets the worst out of him, making him indifferent to things around him.
The plot changes lanes when Rhea decides to divorce Siddharth. She also kicks him out of her father’s business, leaving him homeless and penniless yet again. He crashes at his friend Andrea’s for a while. Andrea instigates him to take a journey in search of inner peace. He begins his spiritual quest in Rishikesh. Surrounded with nature at its best, he meet Myrahh. She leads him through the journey that he has travelled a thousand miles for. Enlightening him with what life really means.
Spiritual fiction is an acquired taste. It does not mean the same to everyone, exactly what I felt while reading the book. It can be interpreted in many ways depending on what your mind throws at you. Shraddha tries to answer nagging questions like”who am I?” and “what do I want to be in life?” and is fairly successful in it. If you want to begin a journey of self discovery, here is where you start.
I loved the story, If you sat across Shraddha at your favorite joint sipping on sangrias while she narrated it, you would love it too!