Body and Blood
Nominated | Book Awards 2021 | Translated into English
Body and Blood (Sareerasaasthram)
The best Indian writer of our times -- MOHAMMED HANIF When Midhun is injured in a hit-and-run incident, no one can anticipate that the minor scrapes and wounds he has sustained will suddenly turn fatal. But that is exactly what happens, and after his death, his organs are donated and end up saving several lives. Soon, however, his friends Rithu and Ragesh and his lover Sandhya begin to suspect there is more to the story than meets the eye. As they delve deeper into the chain of events and the people behind the religious fellowship they are all a part of, they discover that answers are hard to come by, justice elusive and closure next to impossible...Following the lives of men and women caught in a web of criminally orchestrated accidents and medically induced comas, Benyamin's latest novel Body and Blood is by turns introspective and thrilling -- a meditation on faith and God that also holds up a mirror to the power and corruption of organized religion.
Novelist and short-story writer Benyamin's Aadujeevitham was a huge success that has been reprinted more than a hundred times and has sold over two lakh copies. It won him the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 2009 and has been translated into many languages. The English translation, Goat Days, was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. In 2018, his novel Jasmine Days won the JCB Prize for Literature and the Crossword Book Award for fiction in translation. The follow-up to it, Al Arabian Novel Factory, was published in 2019.
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