In the monsoons of 2012, a phantasm driven geriatrician, Dr. Suchitra Nigam, is all set to open her dream venture: Rajshree Varma Memorial Foundation, a holistic healthcare for the geriatrics. She then encounters several irregularities plaguing the medical and social scene in the country. She is further intrigued when a nonagenarian from Singapore persistently lays claims to an ardent affair withered by a deadly war, seventy years back. Was he another geriatric with clouded coherence and unfounded delusions? A heart -rending tale of love, separation, dejection, violence, compassion and corruption! A gripping story which narrates the saga of two saviours-the
doctors, the soldiers and the common man. Natal Fault is an irresistible socio-political narrative.
It is bold and beautiful; romantic and philosophical; contemporary and classic at the same time. It feels the pulse of the nation and scales a long span of Indian panorama, both contemporary and classic, as it ows and zzes out from a drab B class ctional Indian town of Jeerulot, through a war ravaged planet to a posh Singapore.
Natal Fault- this is a terrifying title to start. Is it Fault in your stars? The fault of your time of birth? This book is a heavy pursuit to know what it really means and, in the end, -it matters and it makes all sense. You read it, you will know.
With stunning vocabulary but heavy medical jargons (no wonder the author is a doctor herself), this book is a gripping tale of socio-political warfare and love and its outcome on the far-off past and present. Another medical-based book that I read was When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. Now I am good with these medicinal terms- I am good to date a doctor. winks 🙂
The cover may have been better to balance the blurb. It shows the Singapore sky crappers, but somewhere the design is a bit disillusioned. For light readers, the vocabulary may be a bit tough, you may need some spare time understanding the meaning of some hefty words. It tests your tolerance before it divulges the story.
The USP of this book is the story which dips into you so deep that there is no way you can put it down. The magic of this book takes place once you finish reading the first part. Its paced evenly and Manisha has her vocabulary magic and has the potential to be one of the top-notch authors in this genre.
Highly recommended medical love story dotted with socio-political wars and injustice.
A gripping tale from beginning to end, Natal Fault is a great read for anyone who loves a good love story which involves too many complex issues.
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