I’m hosting an excerpt for Ganges Boy today. Ganges Boy is a coming of age / drama novel by author Archana Prasanna.
He worked the beater, battening the weft threads down tightly as his mother skillfully ran the shuttle back and forth. Together they orchestrated the movements of their hands and fingers in perfect unison, deftly weaving the intricate patterns as the shawl took shape. They had become a good team. Over and over, the rhythm of their movements stacked one layer upon another, making rapid progress as the beautiful design began to appear.
About The Book
Author: Archana Prasanna
Genre: Fiction / Coming of Age / Drama
Ganges Boy is a profound coming of age tale, set against the backdrop of the fascinating city of Varanasi, India. Kabir is an orphaned adolescent slumdog struggling to cope with the loss of his murdered mother. He tries to navigate the harsh reality of street life before getting submerged in a foreign world of luxury where he is forced to discover his own self-identity. The riches of his new life are overshadowed by the greed and immoral behavior he witnesses. This is the story of good and evil, riches and poverty, and the fight of a boy to keep his ideals no matter where he is. Kabir’s journey is emotionally engaging as his colorful experiences give insight into the lives of street children in Varanasi.
Archana Prasanna is a Washington, DC native, but has experienced living in England and India. Growing up around the world has been a source of inspiration for her writing. Archana has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Virginia Tech and a J.D. from Syracuse University. She began writing news articles that appeared in The Washington Post, pr.com, and The Collegiate Times. Ganges Boy is her first novel.