I can only image how the rest of this book is. I have only read an excerpt, but I am assuming raw and powerful, like someone punched you in the gut while you are eating your favorite food. You are enjoying it and then BAM you feel a bit sick. You let yourself settle back into a comfortable spot, eat some more wonderful delicious food and WHACK, another punch.
To read the same excerpt I did "The Well", head on over to Literary Hub.
Akhil tells a story of Pavan, a boy who is always in love. His pop culture references of female sexuality have him over the top imagining the future. His mother is concerned that the first woman who allows him to be with her will be the woman he spends his life with.
One particular line stood out beautifully and I can share it without concern of spoiling the story.
"The only possible explanation was that there was something in her that was weak and baffled, just like there was in me."
Books like this are wonderful. I will be adding the entire collection to my shelf soon.
Get a copy here: http://amzn.to/2wd1xZm
- A Life of Adventure and Delight (Akhil Sharma)
- 208 pages
- W. W. Norton & Company
- ISBN-10: 0393285340
- ISBN-13: 978-0393285345