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When will you Die

Author: Jayanthi Sankar

Published by Zero Degree Publishing

Social Pscycological Novella

Pages: 229

MRP: Rs. 340/-


Keetabi Keeda was compensated monetarily for the book cost and coverage of the book review. This compensation however does not influence their thoughts on the book.


"When Will You Die" by Jayanthi Sankar is a powerful novella that explores the complexities of human relationships and the different levels of human psychology. The story revolves around Susan, a young girl from Goa, India who becomes a mother to her newborn brother at the age of twelve and eventually marries Suiyi, a Singaporean Chinese she has known since childhood. Through Susan's journey, the novella explores themes of family, relationships, and personal growth, painting a vivid picture of the ups and downs of life.


Sankar does an excellent job of introducing the reader to the three main characters and the differing perspectives they bring to the table. Susan, the protagonist, is a strong, determined young woman who finds herself navigating unfamiliar waters as she adjusts to life in Singapore. Her husband Suiyi, a Singaporean Chinese, is the perfect contrast to Susan's strength, and the reader is able to see how the two complement each other. Joseph, Susan's brother, adds an interesting layer to the story, as he refuses to study and becomes a hardened cynic who criticizes everything his life has and has not. Through the characters of Susan, Suiyi, and Joseph, Sankar explores the different facets of human psychology, particularly the ways in which our perspectives and approaches to life can change over time.


One of the strengths of this novella is the way Sankar handles the themes of relationships and personal growth. The relationship between Susan and Suiyi is not without its challenges, but Sankar shows the reader how they are able to work through their issues and come out stronger on the other side. The exploration of personal growth is also noteworthy, as Sankar delves into the inner lives of the characters and shows how they are each growing and changing in their own unique ways. The result is a touching and insightful look at the human experience.


In conclusion, "When Will You Die" is a well-written, thought-provoking novella that is sure to stay with the reader long after they have finished reading. Sankar's prose is powerful, and she does an excellent job of bringing the story to life. The themes of relationships, family, and personal growth are expertly woven into the narrative, making for a touching and insightful read. If you are a fan of postmodern socio psychological works, then "When Will You Die" is a must-read.


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