Waiting for Jonathan Koshy

 
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In the heart of Pali Hill, the Beverly Hills of Mumbai, four friends await the arrival of Jonathan, a man “greatly appreciated for his wit, his effervescence, and his indignation,” a man exiled from his home state. Through their conversations, we learn of the tumultuous life of Jonathan – how he single-handedly breaks up a gambling den, disarms a rioting mob, charms a recovery agent, evades arrest at a drug-ridden rave party, and brightens up the lives of sex workers and their children. Jonathan has a solution for every crisis that strikes others, but not for his own dysfunctional family life. It is left to life then to resolve matters for him. Delivering the insights of a thought-provoking novel, Waiting for Jonathan Koshy reflects the triumph of a spirit that refuses to let up on humour and quick thinking in the face of intense personal adversity. It is a book about friendship, perseverance, family obligations, and duty. Most importantly, about life’s late but redeeming powers. INTERNATIONAL PRAISE FOR THE NOVEL: “What a delicious irony sits at the heart of Murzban F. Shroff’s Waiting for Jonathan Koshy: the central character is almost larger than life, having done the things we all might dream of doing to serve others in desperate situations; but in his own life, for his own welfare, he is, in many ways powerless. By magnifying the heroic, Shroff unflinchingly portrays our human vulnerability. Waiting for Jonathan Koshy is a fascinating reading experience from a deeply skilled writer.” – Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize Winner “Waiting for Jonathan Koshy is a splendid portrait of its quixotically hard-hustling hero. Murzban Shroff’s kaleidoscopic image of Koshy’s passage through the complications of his journey offers a remarkably frank and revealing view of twenty-first century Indian life.” – Madison Smartt Bell, National Book Award Finalist. More reviews of the book click on the following links http://www.amazon.in/WAITING-JONATHAN-KOSHY-Murzban-Shroff/product-reviews/8192874303/ref=dpx_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1 http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/for-bandra-queen-of-mumbai-murzban-shroff-waiting-for-jonathan-kosh/1/571212.html http://www.theweek.in/books/waiting-for-jonathan-koshy-by-murzban-f-shroff.html http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/entertainment/people-gave-me-grief-but-never-the-city/article7954287.ece http://www.asianage.com/life-and-style/tribute-queen-803 http://wwa.asianage.com/books/ready-soar-224 http://www.hindustantimes.com/books/exclusive-book-excerpt-waiting-for-jonathan-koshy-by-murzban-shroff/story-Bf49nU45IAf7gisUgNsx7L.html http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/A-Chronicler-of-Bombay/2016/03/01/article3303540.ece http://dnasyndication.com/dna/dna_english_news_and_features/A-labour-of-love/DNMUM352963

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