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One of the outstanding storytellers in contemporary Indian writing -Forbes India
Uprooted from a bustling city, the thirteen-year-old protagonist of The Small-town Sea is replanted in his father s home town where he struggles to cope with his new life. He reluctantly makes friends with Bilal, a boy who lives in the orphanage run by the local mosque. Together, they embark on clandestine adventures while his ailing father-whose last wish is to die listening to the sea he has grown up by and written books about-rediscovers people from his childhood by accident. But his father s death unsettles the boy s life again, and he finds himself grappling with altogether unexpected challenges.
Lyrical and haunting, sharply funny and achingly sad, The Small-town Sea is a masterful tale of love, friendship and family from one of our most compelling storytellers.
About The Author
Anees Salim is an awardwinning writer and an advertising professional employed with FCB -ULKA. His published works include, among others, Vanity Bagh (winner of The Hindu Literary Prize for Best Fiction 2013) and The Blind Lady s Descendants (winner of theRaymond & Crossword Book Award for Best Fiction 2014). He lives in Kochi with his wife and two children, Omar and Adah.