- File Size: 335 KB
- Print Length: 106 pages
- Publication Date: March 19, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00UZQFPIG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,497,866 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Bounce!: A Story of Love, Loss and the Life of a Global Indian Kindle Edition
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Raj's initial humor and joy/hope for the future is heavily contrasted with the unthinkable tragedy he later experiences, yet themes of hope are strong throughout the book. The theme, "live in the present," is subtly woven throughout Raj's road to healing and hope after heartache. The reader is allowed to experience the whole spectrum of human emotion -- humor, joy, love, hope, sorrow, shock, anger and ultimately revelation. These emotions are interwoven with fascinating revelations about various parts of the world, such as Switzerland, Canada, India, and parts of the United States.
This book is perfect for anyone who has experienced love, loss or both. It is especially powerful for those who may have lost a loved one well before it was thought possible. The ending is a poignant testimony to the God-given ability to not only survive a terrible loss, but to thrive as well. This short story was simply put - beautiful. I absolutely loved it and would not wish for any portion to be omitted. I would have loved a few more minutes with Ajay at the end, though!
This book inspires me to get out around the world and learn about what is truly a new world every day. 4 stars!
However, this story deals with topics that are innately human and apply to a much larger audience than the multinational crowd. Get ready for a roller coaster of emotion that covers many aspects of life, and keep tissues on hand because life isn't always pretty.
Raj, who is originally from Tamil Nadu, works as an IT consultant in Canada. His green card is on the brink of approval and he feels that it’s the best time to get married so that his wife’s name would also be included in the green card. He finds the love of his life in a Delhi based Tamil girl Priya. They get married and after a few months he returns to Canada with his wife on an onsite assignment. Together, Priya and Raj set up their home and enjoy their stay with the friendly neighbours. Soon Priya gives birth to a beautiful son Surya, who is the apple of his parents’ eyes. They decide to return to India to stay close to Surya’s grandparents. Tragedy intervenes and their lives are turned upside down. How they coped with the tragedy and moved forward is the rest of story.
The writing is crisp, clear and to the point. I finished the book in one sitting. It broke my heart, especially since it’s a semi-autobiographical tale. It’s not a book that’s easy to review. I had no words to describe how I felt after reading the book.
The most inspiring part of the book is the way the couple became each other’s strength during tough times. Their life comes to stand still with a single event. It becomes hard for them to overcome loss and move forward. However, time becomes the best healer. Priya and Raj find their strength in small things and very slowly move on with their lives. I’m glad the book ended on a hopeful note.
I could relate to a lot of things the author mentioned about indian life in Canada, like the get-togethers, the discussions about visas and green cards and the craving for home food. Apart from Canada, the author stayed in numerous places across the world. We get to see the life of Indians in Canada, India, Switzerland in this book.
I recommend this book to everyone, especially to the ones who experienced any kind of loss.
Note: The author gifted a free copy of this book for review. All the opinions are mine.
He returns to India, where the outsourcing phenomenon is providing jobs for tens of thousands of software engineers; after interviewing with Infosys, a leader in the offshore software industry, he is offered a position in Bangalore. His new job entails travel to various client locations in Canada, Switzerland and the US, and he wants a wife who will travel with him. His family has the traditional expectations for their well educated thirty year old son, and supports his decision to consider both an arranged marriage and internet matchmaking.
An inside look at the offshore work culture, the NRI or Non-Resident Indian community, and dual citizenship. The Bounce! is greater than the sum of its parts; an engaging story of love, family and globalization.
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