Cosmic conundrum

Goa based writer Tashan Mehta has chosen the difficult genre of magical realism for her debut novel, The Liar’s Weave, set in the early 20th century. The protagonist, Zahan Merchant, resident of a Parsi colony in Bombay, is born with a unique horoscope — one without a future. This cosmic mistake enables him to alter reality with his lies, a secret which only his older brother Sorab is privy to. Astrologer Narayan Tarachand grapples with the mystery of the child whose birth chart he has been unable to decipher. Zahan’s adventures with his friend Porthos take him on a journey far......

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