Waiting for Jonathan Koshy by Murzban Shroff
Dear Friends: My Mumbai-based novel, WAITING FOR JONATHAN KOSHY, is now available worldwide as an e-book on Amazon Kindle. The book has a five-star rating on Amazon, has received high praise from two top-drawer American authors, and invites at a special launch price of U$D 1.01 (Rs. 69) only. I will be much obliged if you can help spread the word.
In the heart of Pali Hill, the Beverly Hills of Mumbai, four friends await the arrival of Jonathan, a man “greatly appreciated for his wit, his effervescence, and his indignation,” a man exiled from his home state. Through their conversations, we learn of the tumultuous life of Jonathan – how he single-handedly breaks up a gambling den, disarms a rioting mob, charms a recovery agent, evades arrest at a drug-ridden rave party, and brightens up the lives of sex workers and their children. Jonathan has a solution for every crisis that strikes others, but not for his own dysfunctional family life. It is left to life then to resolve matters for him. Delivering the insights of a thought-provoking novel, Waiting for Jonathan Koshy reflects the triumph of a spirit that refuses to let up on humour and quick thinking in the face of intense personal adversity. It is a book about friendship, perseverance, family obligations, and duty. Most importantly, about life’s late but redeeming powers.