The book is about a boy who has some neurological disorders since birth and subsequently his mental growth is stunted. Trying to find his own place in the world, he decides to become a story teller following in the footsteps of a famous writer from his village. Soon he realizes that his story making ability is helping his mental growth. He learns to lie, he weaves tales, and after desperately trying to garner audience for his stories, gets an unlikely audience in the occupants of the cancer ward for children in a hospital where he had to be admitted for some time.
Picking up books on instinct has for most of the time worked for me, I picked Q&A on a whim, let it collect dust on my bookshelf for a year before reading it, and now a movie has converted a lesser known book to a bestseller! Anyway, these days I am enjoying books written by new Indian authors much more then other bestselling authors. Any author/book recommendations?