A Teasing Blend
Rohini Mokashi-Punekar
IF I COULD TELL YOU: A NOVEL by By Soumya Bhattacharya Speaking Tiger, 2022, 200 pp., INR 399.00
February 2024, volume 48, No 2

This novel was first published by Tranquebar in 2009 and has been republished in 2022 as a paperback by Speaking Tiger. Soumya Bhattacharya is an established journalist, and writer of well-regarded books on cricket. He also used to sport a popular weekly column on the joys of fatherhood and watching his daughter Oishi grow. These facts form a metafictional base for the unnamed writer of this novel who quotes Saul Bellow,

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