Land of the Well

Land of the Well It is Goa in the monsoons A shy and lonely teenager finds himself drawn towards a group of holidaymakers In their midst is Momo the woman he would do anything to be close to As if sensing his willing

  • Title: Land of the Well
  • Author: Sampurna Chattarji
  • ISBN: 9789350292242
  • Page: 106
  • Format: Paperback
  • It is Goa in the monsoons A shy and lonely teenager finds himself drawn towards a group of holidaymakers In their midst is Momo, the woman he would do anything to be close to As if sensing his willingness, the group spends the day testing him before pronouncing him worthy of their friendship and their disclosures about themselves.Challenged by his new found friends toIt is Goa in the monsoons A shy and lonely teenager finds himself drawn towards a group of holidaymakers In their midst is Momo, the woman he would do anything to be close to As if sensing his willingness, the group spends the day testing him before pronouncing him worthy of their friendship and their disclosures about themselves.Challenged by his new found friends to provide an answer to the riddle of their condition, the boy tells them the story of the Land of the Well Expecting praise and further acceptance, he is horrified when the outcome is an alienation extreme than he has ever faced before.A novel that examines this age of anxiety, wherein the bodies of the young and successful break down in ways that mirror their innermost traumas, Land of the Well walks the line between reality and delusion, between treachery and trust.

    One thought on “Land of the Well”

    1. I could connect with the protagonist and hence feel the author did a good job describing his sufferings and his awkwardness. The plot is gripping, the sub-plots interesting, but at times, it does get unnecessarily philosophical and long. Or maybe its just me getting disgusted my the damaged characters. Oh and initially it does get a bit confusing with so many names and versions. And I wish the end could have been better. And despite all these, I still couldn't put it down.

    2. The novel explores the very interesting premise of loneliness. It explores the various types of loneliness that affect young urban people and how the demands and stress of modern, everyday life is wearing them down. The end is a little strange, not very clear. But it serves its purpose my making us think.

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