Big Apple 2 Bites: A Novel of Love, Aikido and 9/11

Big Apple 2 Bites: A Novel of Love, Aikido and 9/11

by Arunabha Sengupta


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Big Apple 2 Bites: A Novel of Love, Aikido and 9/11 by Arunabha Sengupta

"The novel is racy and the language is simple. The writer brings to the reader the scents and smells of America. The writer's exuberant prose regarding Aikido made me think of learning it too." ~ The Sunday Tribune.

"The novelist deals with great sensitivity with the issues of 9/11, the loss of jobs ... disillusion with the corporate environment. There is a lot of enjoyable humour. The entire book is written in the second person, adding a touch of freshness to the narrative." ~ The Journal of Commonwealth Literature.

Sen is an unusual young statistician happy when delving into literature and the esoteric martial art of Aikido, and morose while doing his job of a consultant. Nevertheless, it is his job that lands him in Manhattan twice on business assignments, once on each side of 9/11. The story revolves around his undying passion for Aikido and semi-romantic relationship with the beautiful Allison set against a backdrop of issues and incidents that changed the course of history during a tumultuous three-year period punctuated by the World Trade Center mayhem and its far-reaching ripples.

Seen through the eyes of a cynic and recounted with unconventional humour, it provides snapshots of all aspects of life - covering segments as diverse as outsourcing and martial arts, war and philosophy, international economics and corporate politics, chasm and similarities between the East and West, human emotions, love, truth, deceit and numerous other issues that define the chancy, unpredictable modern world.

The novel deals with topics of weight and importance with an irreverence that is almost mocking, while dissecting the society and laying it bare, tipping more than its share of sacred cows ...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781456466763
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/20/2011
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Arunabha Sengupta is an author who has lived and worked around the world.
He is a black belt in Kobayashi Aikido and has also worked as a process consultant.

Big Apple ~ Two Bites is his second novel. He is also the author of 'Labyrinth - a novel about the Software Industry' and - 'The Best Seller; - a panoramic novel about a struggling author rated 5 stars by ForeWord Clarion Reviews

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