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Other reviews for Before the Sunset

“Before the Sunset” by Lakshmi Menon delves deep into the abyss of human psyche although on an apparent note it echoes the poignant account of a poor man Raju and his children Deepthi and Tarun, who were separated in childhood due to a stoke of bad luck when Raju was young and full of bouncy spirit. On an imminent note, it fights sensitive issues concerning societal norms. Children make the world go round for their parents, adoption turns out to be the apple of discord to some people and they bear an ingrained aversion to the fact. Tarun goes through the whims of hatred for not being related to his father’s wife by blood and on the contrary, his sister Deepthi never discovers about her originators.

The Woman characters namely Viji, Raju’s dead wife; he is forever stuck with her memories and on the flip-side Janaki, Raju’s second wife appears to be a woman of benevolent nature as she looks after young Tarun as her own, but reveals her true colors after the birth of her daughter Bindu. However, Tarun fights against all odds to become a doctor, and he confirmed to his duties like an ideal son, and got his sister Bindu married off to a decent household without much difficulty.  Read the complete reviews here at Goodreads...      E-book version of this book is also available now. 

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