|Pages/Publication Date:||288 / 2019|
It should have been the greatest day of Professor Chandra's life, but instead of finally being awarded a Nobel Prize, he is run over on his bicycle. In the moments after the accident, he doesn't see his life flash before his eyes, but his life's work. All his pie charts, all his success, all the stress—it's killing him, says his doctor, who orders Chandra to take a break, reconnect with his family, and start enjoying himself. But how can he "follow his bliss" when he doesn't even know what makes him happy?
"Professor Chandra is a wonderful character—stodgy, flawed, contentious, contemptuous—yet vulnerable, insecure, lonely, repentant, and ridiculous…. Balasubramanyam's novel is a sort of Christmas Carol for a new age."—NPR