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They go to sleep by Saugata Chakraborty

A young widow of a drug overdose victim disappears from Goa. Three years later, a British National claims to know her whereabouts minutes before departing for London Heathrow. The Police of two states is pressed into a joint manhunt. ‘They Go to Sleep’ is a racy thriller on police procedure and criminal psychology.

In the year 2043, when nobody sends a letter anymore, an unlikely candidate decides to write about his springtime memories that are soon going to be erased. When his identity gets revealed, the impact on several individuals and the society at large assumes epic proportions. ‘A Man of Letters’ is a science fiction with humane emotions at its core.

A promising poet meets his muse on board a train. They share a captivating conversation but forget to ask each other’s name. Will they be able to meet again in an Indian metro? ‘What’s In a Name?’ is a humorous look at everything Bengali: gossip, fish, cutlets and the Kolkata Book Fair.

These three stories are joined by nine equally exhilarating tales of ordinary people and the choices that they make under extraordinary circumstances. The compilation will surely compel the readers to keep their midnight lamps burning

Short stories are like a piece of a big delicious cake with satisfy your midnight cravings. This collection of 9 short stories ranging in themes and genres does that job very well. It starts with a bang with an engrossing thriller. Each and every story has something unique. Some are quite short even by short story standards and they still leave an impact on you. The plots are fast paced and engaging. The characters are relatable. The English is above average. My favourite story was P for Payback and i feel ot can be the perfect plot for a very interesting Bollywood movie. However felt the author put too many characters in the stories without proper introduction or character development. This made the stories difficult to understand and I had to go back and re read some paragraphs to understand the relationship between the characters. Overall a good book to read. Recommended for everyone.

I got the book as a part of the review program in exchange for an honest review. https://rakhijayashankar.blogspot.in

Published by Notion Press

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Author Bio

Brought up in the Calcutta of 1980s, Saugata was bitten by the storytelling bug quite early. Narratives by a retired Royal Air Force pilot took him through places that today’s kids watch on Nat Geo. From exchanging letters to his school friends from Siliguri to editing their in-house magazines at University College of Arts and Commerce, University of Calcutta and the 2005 batch of RBI Probationers, his bond with creative writing has only strengthened in the past three decades. A traveller, conversationist, photography enthusiast, and a career central banker, Saugata prefers to be called a storyteller.

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TWITTER- @twitsaugata

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BLOG- Saugata The Story Teller

The spotlight is a part of the Review program by OUTSET

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