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“It’s a terrific book.”
–Sanjaya Baruauthor of the best-selling The Accidental Prime Minister
“It is a relief and a pleasure to find a book that…reveals the true character of a state, a second world trapped in a third world.”
– Manu Josephauthor of the Netflix series Decoupled, award-winning author of Serious Men.
“It’s a book you could walk out on your own.”
–Madhavan Narayananveteran journalist and writer
In india tropical paradise, Kerala, looms a city wrapped around a giant roundabout, where a savvy caretaker with a French connection rules. Two competing neighbors are vying for her attention. Appu gives lessons to the living but Maya only cares about the dead. And a gourmet dog plays ball with tennis-loving nuns.
In the center is an imposing temple so old that no one knows exactly when it was built. Here, even a small train station has established its own acceptance rules. On the other side of the tracks, a baker is shopping for complete strangers in the midst of a pandemic.
The fictional town of Malgudi meets reality in the search for joy and belonging, in a book that is both touching and hilarious.
Anjana Menon Onam in a Nightie takes you to a place you wish to stay as it is forever, in these true stories of hope and resilience from a middle town in Kerala.
“When life slows down, everything becomes amplified and draws you in to reveal how extraordinary and fascinating ordinary things are. This book is set in Kerala, but it’s also about what makes us human.”
“A remarkable book of joy and wonder wrapped in fast-paced writing, but one that will inspire you to slow down and look up – and find magic in the mundane.”
– Suchismita Ukil, Managing Editor-HarperCollins India
About the Author:
Anjana Menon has struggled with words for as long as she can remember. After studying literature, she embarked on a career as a journalist which led her to South East Asia and Europe with Bloomberg News. She came back to India as one of the founding editors of the business newspaper Mint, then ran a TV newsroom before founding her own content strategy consultancy. She is co-author of What’s your story? The Essential Business Storytelling Handbook. A columnist who thought she would become an artist growing up, she loves people more than gadgets, dogs even more than people, and the slow life more than the rush life. Anjana divides her time between delhi and Londonwishing instead to be in Kyoto, knowing full well the madness of his desires. This is his first creative non-fiction book.
About HarperCollins Publishers India:
HarperCollins Publishers India is a subsidiary of HarperCollins Publishers. HarperCollins India publishes some of the best writers from the Indian subcontinent and around the world, releasing around 200 new books every year, with a print and digital catalog of over 2,000 titles spread across 10 editions. Its authors have won almost all major literary awards including Man Booker Prize, JCB Prize, DSC Prize, New India Foundation Prize, Atta Galatta Prize, Shakti Bhatt Prize, Gourmand Cookbook Prize, Publishing Next Prize , the Tata Literature Live Award, Gaja Capital Business Book Award, BICW Award, Sushila Devi Award, Prabha Khaitan Woman’s Voice Award, Sahitya Akademi Award and Crossword Book Award. HarperCollins India has received the Publisher of the Year award four times: at Publishing Next in 2015 and at Tata Literature Live! in 2016, 2018 and 2021. HarperCollins India also represents some of the best publishers in the world including Egmont, Oneworld, Harvard University Press, Bonnier Zaffre, Usborne, Dover and Lonely Planet.
SOURCE HarperCollins Publishers India