Doomed in Dubai to Jallianwala Bagh: 5 books that are just out

FPJ BureauUpdated: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 02:00 AM IST

Here are 5 books to watch out for:

Book: Doomed in Dubai

Author: Nadeem Ahmed

Publisher: xxxxx

Doomed in Dubai tells the terrifying true story of a male model’s dreams of stardom turning into a living nightmare. The author has shared his living nightmare of being trapped in the Middle East without proof of his identity and his doomed attempt to escape his traumatic life.

Book: Natasha Mehra Must Die

Author: Anand Sivakumaran

Publisher: FingerPrint

Someone is killing every child, girl, and woman named Natasha Mehra and if Natasha Mehra, the most unpopular girl on campus can’t figure why, she’ll be dead too. Little does she suspect that these murders are part of a 2000-year-old conspiracy and at stake is the future of humankind…

Book: The Binding

Author: Bridget Collins

Publisher: HarperCollins

Emmett farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a bookbinder, learning to hand-craft beautiful volumes and within each he will capture something extraordinary: A memory. Then one day, he finds a volume with his name.

Book: The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack

Author: H.M. Naqvi

Publisher: Forth Estate India

Abdullah wakes on the morning of his 17th birthday and considers launching himself over the balcony. Having spent years attempting to compile a ‘mythopoetic legacy’ of ‘Currachee’, the cosmopolitan heart of Pakistan, Abdullah has lost his zeal.

Book: Jallianwala Bagh

Author: Kim A Wagner

Publisher: Penguin Viking

Situating the massacre within the ‘deep’ context of British colonial mentality and the local dynamics of Indian nationalism, Wagner provides a genuinely nuanced approach to the bloody history of the British Empire. In this dramatic telling, the book takes the perspectives of ordinary people into account.

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