A Handful of Seventeenth Hill

A Handful of Seventeenth Hill (English, Paperback, Astha Suneja)

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A Handful of Seventeenth Hill  (English, Paperback, Astha Suneja)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Self Published
    • ISBN: 9788192821207, 819282120X
    • Edition: 1st Edition, 2013
    • Pages: 320
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    Nanu is my elder brother, elder only by age, says Gauri. People say that we live a handful of life in a handful of world A world in the seventeen hills.

    We work in tea gardens located in the fifth hill. First hill is the Tara Mandal we used to visit the place to see conestilations when Father was alive. Now, he isnt. But, we have a charpai, with the last stain of Fathers blood and his discarded shirt that stay with us in the seventeenth hill. Seventeenth hill is home just home.

    Avioz tells me that there is Earth beyond the seventeen hills. And that the Earth is Round. Avioz is a traveller, an explorer. He says that it is constellation and not conestilation he had learnt this in school. We never went to school Just like Ma was ma, Father was father, Nanu was Nanu, so not going to school was not going to school.

    Kiri Dadu thinks that Nanu should leave the seventeen hills so that he can go to school. I dont think so. Nanu does. Avioz tells that he is a traveller but I think he lies to me. He is a magician. He makes me live a parallel life through his golden, coppery tinted eyes those eyes which intoxicate me. I discover several new lives in mine that teach me the true meaning of my existence. Also yours.

    So, says Vasco - A Handful of Seventeenth Hill.
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    Publication Year
    • 2013 November
    Book Type
    • Fiction Book
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    • Astha Suneja
    Dimensions
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    • 5 inch
    Height
    • 8 inch
    Depth
    • 1 inch
    Ratings & Reviews
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    For all those who want to move beyond the stories of college romance !

    Wonderful narrative of a journey between worlds involving some fascinating characters. Has a great touch of magic realism , a form which clearly missing in contempary Indian writing. Some really heart touching sequences involving the protagnist. Overall , this book is great mix of emotions, travel writing, a bit of fantasy,confinement and most importantly, a story worth being told
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    Manas Varma

    12 Dec, 2013

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    Indian writing with a difference!

    Full marks to the author for story and attention to detail. I really love a book which takes you to another world and you take some time coming back to reality even after you have stopped reading it, and this surely is one such piece. The story is around a small family that lives in a remote place somewhere deep in the hilly areas which is completely cut-off from our world. Although, its a fiction but it gives a very real picture of how life would be in such areas. However, the story is not j...
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    Ankit

    27 Nov, 2013

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    I am impressed...

    Not just with author but also by the book. Attended author talk at my school and I am happy that I did. This is my third novel and I loved how small things are explained. The way she narrated the story was so impressive. I have suddenly developed so much interest in reading books. The end of the book is most beautiful I would say. I will not give a spoiler for other readers but want to say to the author that I was so desperately waiting for Nanu to return. Thanks ma'am. I want to read more ...
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    Parul Singhal

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    Awesome.... Book

    Thanks astha didi for giving me this book this is a awesome book I like this book very much I'm from your school remember you given me this book a superb read I really appreciate the story you chosen
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    Diptimaan Mazumdar

    20 Mar, 2014

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    Great Book

    The book was a great one, superbly engrossing and quite a different kind of approach towards storytelling. Though there were a few missing links, but those can be easily overlooked as it more than makes up for it in other aspects. A superb read.
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    Sanchari Biswas

    18 Mar, 2014

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    Worth your literary quench, time and money .

    This novel is about handful people living at secluded mountainous place. Gauri seeks meaning of life once her loved ones died/left.

    Its brilliant. I really appreciate the fact that author chose not to add masala (like most young indian authors do) in her work for gaining popularity , it feels more original . In some points your storytelling is like a trance. I liked the poem written in your book. Character development was appreciable for Nanu & Gauri.
    Dark dungeons ,Avioz following gauri ,...
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    Harish Verma

    15 Mar, 2014

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    Good Read

    It has been a good read for me. Though the story is a little slow at the start, the plot speeds up soon. The second half is packed with a series of events. Unexpected kind of writing but very different from the last two novels by the author. Value for money! Five star from me and a sure recommendation for people who love books.
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    Amol Chandra

    18 Feb, 2014

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    very nice novel after a long time !!

    A value for money! Good experience reading this book. The author, I must say, has a very unique style of writing something that I cannot correlate with one specific writer. The writer seems to be keen observer and feelings driven. I liked the imagination that the book took me into, some wonderful ways of description. Difficult to say if it was only classic literature, or more..but the minute elements like the broken white tap and the smell of Indian spices made me really draw a picture of the...
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    Milan Sahu

    11 Feb, 2014

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    worth 5 star.

    in many ways the story is a thriller and filled with an uncanny suspense.A HANDFUL OF SEVENTEENTH HILL is a very well written thriller with an interesting plot which keeps the reader interested till the very last line.very tightly written and gripping story.fantastic use of words.the story is a touching and simple story of the trials and tribulations of the ordinary family who lives simple lives but run several risks.this is a very fine piece of work of indian author ASTHA.far better than col...
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    Venkatesh Verma

    4 Feb, 2014

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    A good read!

    The narrative style is quite unique. I really like the way Astha has portrayed mother-son relationship in the book. The book takes through a sentimental journey of relationships to which you can can relate yourself to. A heart touching story of a small girl is worth reading.
    Read up people. Highly recommended.
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    20 Jan, 2014

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