Perfect Tangerine - The Gift of Miracle Daley
Globalom Media writer Sam Mukherjee's new novel
Sam got the idea for this fantasy for young readers when he saw his son for the first time trying to make sense of the world around him. The story is set in a world where there are no babies.
In a phone interview with Mumbai’s Sunday Mid-Day, Sam said, “But I had no idea where the story would go and what it would lead to. That’s the biggest rush for me. I write stories to nurture my own curiosity.”
“I have intentionally refrained from stating a location, but it’s definitely set somewhere cold,” he says with a laugh. The book also deals with a number of social issues including bullying. “Suffering, loss and death — all these elements are a part of the book. But it wasn’t a conscious decision, it came organically to the story,” says Mukherjee, who claims to have dealt with the topics with a certain amount of irreverence. “I wanted to make sure I wasn’t preaching or talking down to the readers. It had to be a ‘fire-side chat’,” he adds.
The book gets its title from the idiosyncrasies of the protagonist’s grandmother. “She has an ongoing contest with the sun. Every morning she makes sure she wakes up before sunrise so she can catch the ‘perfect tangerine’ shape of the sun. It’s interesting how people do little things that they don’t really talk about. It may sound a little crazy, but it’s just a little quirk,” says the author.
Perfect Tangerine - The Gift of Miracle Daley has been previewed by Bollywood Producer-Director Shirish Kunder and Ryan Stephen, Creative Developer of Karan Johar's Dharma Productions.
The novel was released all over India and on amazon.com on April 25.
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