Author : Laxmi Hariharan
ISBN 13 : 9781502773777
Total Pages : 272 pages
Book Rating : 4.7/5 (737 download)
Book Synopsis The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer by : Laxmi Hariharan
Download or read book The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer written by Laxmi Hariharan and published by . This book was released on 2014-11-05 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A YA action thriller with strong, dystopian undertones, and a kick-ass protagonist, taking you on a white knuckle ride through a disintegrating Bombay City. A girl desperate to rescue her best friend.A cop willing to do anything to save the city he serves.A delusional doctor bent on annihilation. A terrifying encounter propels Ruby Iyer from her everyday commute into a battle for her own survival. Trusting her instincts, she fights for what she believes in and is led on a mysterious path between life and death on the crowded roads of Bombay. When her best friend is kidnapped by the despotic Dr Braganza, she will do anything to rescue him. Anything, including taking the help of the sexy Vikram Roy, a cop-turned-rogue, on a mission to save Bombay. The city needs all the help it can get, and these two are the only thing standing between its total destruction by Dr Braganza's teen army. As Bombay falls apart, will Ruby be able to save her friend and the city? Will she finally discover her place in a city where she has never managed to fit in? And what about her growing feelings for Vikram? The Origins of Ruby IyerGrowing up in Bombay I was weighed down by the expectations of traditional Indian society. Yet, I wanted to be economically independent. So, daily I would leave the relative safety of home, knowing that my commute to work was going to be nightmarish. It's just how public transport is in this city. When you get on a crowded local train platform, you accept that you are probably going to be felt up. Every time this happened to me, I would get really angry. But, I would deal with it and get on. When a young photojournalist was raped in the centre of Bombay in broad daylight, I was furious. It was as if nothing had changed in all the years I had been away. I had a vision of this young girl who would not back down anymore; who would stand up for herself regardless of the consequences. Who would follow her heart ... Thus Ruby Iyer was born.