Indulging innocently in primeval adultery and consummate sensuality, the rustic population of Kotta, sandwiched between ancient hills and enchanting backwaters, perpetually trapped in the cinematic illusions of Sreedevi Talkies; their transition to modernity was replete with disillusionments and disasters. In a saga replete with archetypal and mythical lore from Ulysses, Tiresias, Jesus Christ, Ancient Mariner and Kerala’s historical tryst with Communism — the novel is a lyrical journey into borderless territories of the unconscious, when ghosts let out by the Talkies endlessly ensnare the rustics on the slippery paths between reality and fantasy
The name is really rustic and gives a feel of nostalgia about sreedevi. The cover feels like a movie poster from the early 90’s. The story is about various people from Kota. The language is a bit tough you might have to use the dictionary every once in a while. Where as the book is also a long read but definitely worth the time. The characterization by the author is really on point as well. It’s a book holding on so many thoughts and perspectives.