Saturday, February 14, 2009

Book Launch in Chennai




My novel, A Grasshopper's Pilgrimage, is about to have its official, certified, publicized entry into the world of books, its gonna get baptized, its gonna get launched!!!

The film actor Narian, film director Myskin and film actor Rohini will launch the book.



So Chennai book lovers, star gazers, please do grace this occasion. The date is 19th February, the time is 5 pm. At the Crossword Book Shop, T Nagar, Chennai. Do tell your friends to drop in.

Hubby has made a facebook page for the event. It is here. If you go there like, quick, you might find only one fan: Hubby. :)

Who wants fans anyway? I want readers!

P.S. In response to a comment that says that she hopes my next book launch will be in Bangalore, I would like to announce that I am planning multi-city launches of my book, in cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Ahemedabad, Nagpur, Delhi, Tiruvannamalai,... in fact I am open to going wherever I am invited.

P.P.S.

Hubby thinks its high time I write a para about what my novel is about.

As the title suggests, my book is about a Grasshopper on the go. Who is a grasshopper? A grasshopper is anyone who hops, in directions unpredictable. And hopping happens when there is a music in the head, very low gravity, and lose elastic strings that tie you down.

If this is too literary, I shall try to make it simple.

My Grasshopper is a young woman who seems to be fickle minded but is in fact a pilgrim by calling. She is a misfit in the worldly life and her restlessness make for journeys and conversations with diverse characters. She allows her heart to rule her head, and comes to her own when she finds birds of the same feather.

6 comments:

starry-eyed said...

Super! Hope you launch ur next book in BLR:)

Banno said...

Hurray! See you soon in Mumbai. And I got my copy from Strand yesterday. :-)

Grasshopper said...

Hey, Starry-eyed,

I am launching the same book in Bangalore too! Will let you know when.

David Raphael Israel said...

Congrats, Manjushree --

Have fun in Chennai!

cheers,
d.i.

neha vish said...

ongratulations! can't wait to read it! :)

spk100 said...

awesome :)

Will try to come for the launch else will def get a copy of the book from the store :)

Congrats :)