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Osip Bala Krishna is a student at a boarding school in ka SA ul I, who falls in love with his English teacher, Elizabeth. Named after the Russian poet osip mandelstam by his Stalinist grandfather—with whom osip shares a unique mental condition that often causes him to hallucinate incidents of Russia in the mid-20th century is determined to find Elizabeth, after she disappears. In the process, osip unravels the secrets of why his grandfather pretends he cannot remember his past. Osip’s journey is aided by his friend, Anand, a god-man on the make; Arjun bed, an iconoclastic writer disintegrating under harassment allegations; and the corpse of the school priest, which osip and Anand kidnap to extort seed money for their adventures. Through a clutch of dramatic characters, the plot traces and connects contemporary themes of transgressive relationships, gender politics, nationalism, individual freedom and Group rights, fake news, and power. Sad, funny, and insightful, the novel asks: can a dysfunctional young man survive in a deranged world, our world?.

About the Author

C.P. SURENDRAN is a poet, novelist, screenplay writer, and columnist. His latest volume of verse is Available Light (Collected Poems), preceded by Portraits of the Space We Occupy, Canaries on the Moon, Posthumous Poems, and Gemini II. One Love and the Many Lives of Osip B. is his fourth novel. The earlier ones are Hadal, Lost and Found, and An Iron Harvest. His columns have appeared in leading newspapers in India and abroad. He lives in Delhi.
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One Love and the Many Lives of OSIP B.

One Love and the Many Lives of OSIP B.

ISBN: 9789391125127
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  • ISBN: 9789391125127
  • Author: C.P. Surendran
  • Publisher: Niyogi Books Pvt. Ltd.
  • Pages: 372
  • Format: Hardback

Book Description

Osip Bala Krishna is a student at a boarding school in ka SA ul I, who falls in love with his English teacher, Elizabeth. Named after the Russian poet osip mandelstam by his Stalinist grandfather—with whom osip shares a unique mental condition that often causes him to hallucinate incidents of Russia in the mid-20th century is determined to find Elizabeth, after she disappears. In the process, osip unravels the secrets of why his grandfather pretends he cannot remember his past. Osip’s journey is aided by his friend, Anand, a god-man on the make; Arjun bed, an iconoclastic writer disintegrating under harassment allegations; and the corpse of the school priest, which osip and Anand kidnap to extort seed money for their adventures. Through a clutch of dramatic characters, the plot traces and connects contemporary themes of transgressive relationships, gender politics, nationalism, individual freedom and Group rights, fake news, and power. Sad, funny, and insightful, the novel asks: can a dysfunctional young man survive in a deranged world, our world?.

About the Author

C.P. SURENDRAN is a poet, novelist, screenplay writer, and columnist. His latest volume of verse is Available Light (Collected Poems), preceded by Portraits of the Space We Occupy, Canaries on the Moon, Posthumous Poems, and Gemini II. One Love and the Many Lives of Osip B. is his fourth novel. The earlier ones are Hadal, Lost and Found, and An Iron Harvest. His columns have appeared in leading newspapers in India and abroad. He lives in Delhi.

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