We’re all one step away from schizophrenia. Rebound is the journey of a schizophrenic who breaks free from the clutches of a trapped existence, only to find himself back in the same world. Abhimanyu grows up in the make-believe world of a circus, where masked faces and painted expressions are his constant companions. Brought up by his uncle, the owner of the circus, Abhimanyu is fed with lies and surrounded by deception. His uncle not only lords over the young man’s life but is also happy to sacrifice Abhimanyu at the altar of greed and ambition. Finally, Abhimanyu musters the courage to escape the only place he can call home. Now he is in a world he knows nothing about—free yet completely lost. As he comes to terms with his freedom, Rose comes into his life. She gives him a reason to dream again. But love comes at a price. Rose is a circus entertainer and a life with her means going back to the world he loathed. Being with the woman who provides him hope would also mean confronting the demons within Abhimanyu, as well as outside. A tale of love, loss and longing, Rebound is also a young man’s relentless pursuit to uncover delusions and seek reality. How does it end? It doesn’t.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Sanil Sachar is an entrepreneur, a movie producer and a motivational speaker. His books—Summer Promises and The Dark Side of Light—received widespread acclaim at various literary festivals in India and were reviewed extensively by leading newspapers and magazines. ENDORSEMENT Using the ‘circus’ as a metaphor, Sanil weaves a novel on the nature of reality and illusion, and the redemptive power of love, and ultimately hope. —KALKI KOECHLIN, actor