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Real Dreams

Release date: 9 May 2019
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Benita Patnaik's debut novel is a riveting tale of love, lust and retribution. The story follows ... Read More

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Benita Patnaik's debut novel is a riveting tale of love, lust and retribution. The story follows the young Aparajita, who is seeking to recognize and identify her restlessness by visiting her parents in Palampur. Shrouded with unexpected occurrences, she is compelled to tread a path of emotional manipulation and confrontation.

A series of psychotic dreams and enigmatic events blurs the line between the past and present, unravelling the tortuous relationships in her family. The story travels through a maze of tangled signals to converge on a layered, inconclusive culmination.

The story of Lily, a young woman who is facing her own identity crisis, balances the equation of the narrative. She is torn between her values and the dark environment of occult and insidious blackmail, and she makes a choice. Whether it leads her to her own retribution is the question.

The book explores existential questions and is interspaced with supernatural elements. Both Aparajita's and Lily's lives evolve and eventually develop into a fascinating story that is enthralling, well-balanced and presented with a brilliant element of suspense. Added to this is Benita Patnaik's evocative style and subtle humour, which compels you to savour every page of Real Dreams.


Product Details

Title: Real Dreams
Author: Benita Patnaik
Publisher: The Write Place
ISBN: 9789389058000
SKU: BK0440336
EAN: 9789389058000
Number Of Pages: 194
Language: English
Place of Publication: India
Binding: Paperback
Reading age : 18 years and up
Release date: 9 May 2019

About Author

Born in a diverse country like India, Benita Patnaik belongs to the state of Odisha in the Eastern part of the country. She has had the privilege of growing up all over the country and thus loves to say, “I am an Indian rather than an Odia".

She graduated with English (Honours) from Miranda House, University of Delhi. Her Post-Graduation in English Literature was a natural progression from the same University. She also holds a Diploma in System Analysis which she completed simultaneously with her PG.

A passion for reading and playing with words has led her to experiment with writing poems as a young person. She also is an active blogger ( more humor less political).

She has been a teacher for over a decade and has worked in the administrative side of Education for a couple of years when she decided that she would exhibit her storytelling expertise.

Her debut Novel "Real Dreams" was published in 2019 and widely appreciated, and her debut short story collection 'Dare Me & Other Stories was published in 2020. Her latest novel Weave Some More" has just been published (June 2022) to a riveting welcome by her readers.

A gypsy at heart, Benita loves to travel. She has traveled all over India both as a child and in her early adulthood. She has also traveled extensively in Europe, North America, New Zealand, and Egypt. All the rich cultural diversity she has been exposed to peeps out in her writings.

Married with two daughters, Benita presently resides in Mumbai.

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