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The Helicopters Are Down

Release date: 17 July 2023
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Caught in a sorry vortex of self-denial and what-could-have-been, the discontented government off... Read More

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Caught in a sorry vortex of self-denial and what-could-have-been, the discontented government official wants to do the impossible – be young again. Having decided that his marriage is sparkless and his spouse unremarkable, he decides to woo a much younger theatre actress who vaguely resembles his witty and opinionated ex. As Amirtham gives into self-aggrandizing visions – glamorizing a humdrum life coming apart at the seams – he flails and fails in the tangles of his own making.

In this deeply insightful novel, both endearing and heartbreaking, urban Delhi of early seventies is brought alive by Tamil literary icon, Sahitya Akademi fellow and Padma Shri-awardee Indira Parthasarathy. Hilarious, reflective and wise, this moving tale expertly courses through unsettling remorse, directionless passion, and the fragile business of loving and being loved.

Product Details

Title: The Helicopters Are Down
Author: Andy Sundaresan
Publisher: Hachette India
SKU: BK0479054
EAN: 9789393701831
Number Of Pages: 176
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Release date: 17 July 2023

About Author

Andy Sundaresan (b. 1939) has translated more than 180 literary pieces between English, Tamil and Telugu. His rich and varied body of work includes short stories, novellas and novels by award-winning writers Jayakanthan, Neela Padmanabhan, Thi. Janakiraman, Raghavan Chudamani, Nanjil Nadan, Maharishi and his late sister, Srimathi India Devi (pen name Vindhiya). In 2013, the Sahitya Akademi published Autumn Reveries, his English translation of Neela Padmanabhan's award-winning Tamil novel, Ilai Uthir Kaalam! In 2016, the book won the Nalli Thisai Ettum award for the best translated English work. His Telugu translation of Vindhiya's complete works was published in three volumes and donated to the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Mr Sundaresan, a retired engineer, resides in California, US.

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