Karan Mahajan, The Association of Small Bombs

Karan Mahajan

The Association of Small Bombs

Thursday, April 7th 2016

6:00-8:00 pm

 

About Karan Mahajan: Karan Mahajan was born in 1984 and grew up in New Delhi, India. His first novel, Family Planning, was a finalist for the Dylan Thomas Prize and published in nine countries. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR’s All Things Considered, The New Yorker online, The Believer, The Paris Review Daily, and Bookforum. A graduate of Stanford University and the Michener Center for Writers, he lives in Austin, Texas.

 

About The Association of Small Bombs:
When brothers Tushar and Nakul Khurana, two Delhi schoolboys, pick up their family’s television set at a repair shop with their friend Mansoor Ahmed one day in 1996, disaster strikes without warning. A bomb—one of the many “small” bombs that go off seemingly unheralded across the world—detonates in the Delhi marketplace, instantly claiming the lives of the Khurana boys, to the devastation of their parents. Mansoor survives, bearing the physical and psychological effects of the bomb. After a brief stint at university in America, Mansoor returns to Delhi, where his life becomes entangled with the mysterious and charismatic Ayub, a fearless young activist whose own allegiances and beliefs are more malleable than Mansoor could imagine. Woven among the story of the Khuranas and the Ahmeds is the gripping tale of Shockie, a Kashmiri bomb maker who has forsaken his own life for the independence of his homeland.

 

Event date: 
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
306 Pearl Parkway
Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
The Association of Small Bombs Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525429630
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Viking - March 22nd, 2016

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