Dear Mr Faizal,
This is just to let you know that I was extremely happy to see “Homecoming” on your 50 books program. I’m particularly happy about this because I am an alumnus of KV Pattom: I passed out in 1976.
With best wishes to you, your library, and your school.
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“I WONDER HOW THE FABRIC OF MY LIFE CAME APART SO QUICKLY.IT WAS A RICH FABRIC,SOMETHING I’D TAKEN GREAT PAIN AND OVER THREE DECADES TO WEAVE.WE MIGHT EACH RECOVER INDIVIDUALLY,BUT THE RICHNESS OF THE FABRIC IS GONE.”
This quote is an influencing imagination of the author SASHI WARRIER of my FAB challenge book-THE HOMECOMING who is a Keralite. Here he compared the character Javed Sharif’s life with a fabric that worn out so quickly.My book THE HOMECOMING is portrayed in Srinagar and tells the story of Javed Sharif who came back home after many years for his father’s eighty fourth birthday. THE HOMECOMING is the story of one family, but also many others in Kashmir whose lives have been destroyed by violence and uncertainty. It tells of the pain and suffering of the people of Kashmir and the indifference of the state.
I think this book would help me in understanding the life of people in a terrorist prone area and the dangers ,difficulties and the threats they face. Sri SHASHI WARRIER dedicated this book to all those displaced by the insurgency in Kashmir and the shelling across the LINE OF CONTROL.