Book Excerpt from Ganges Boy

April 9, 2013 at 12:59 am Leave a comment


Here’s an excerpt for you from drama novel “Ganges Boy”. This is a coming of age story by debut author Archana Prasanna.

Book Excerpt

There was so much chaos in the city, and he felt certain he could not get used to that. He would feel like a grain of rice simmering all alone in a full pot of water. It was also a very noisy place—cars honking, trucks and buses passing by with their huge engines roaring, the din of voices as people made their way along the sidewalks. All these things were intimidating and solid reasons to stay put. There was another side to it all, however. He was sure the city offered more possibilities—possibilities for a better job, mixing with people who would have wonderful experiences to relate, new things to see and places to go.

Ganges Boy

Ganges-cover-5-4Title: Ganges Boy

Author: Archana Prasanna

Genre: Fiction / Coming of Age / Drama

Ganges Boy is a profound coming of age tale, set against the backdrop of the fascinating city of Varanasi, India. Kabir is an orphaned adolescent slumdog struggling to cope with the loss of his murdered mother. He tries to navigate the harsh reality of street life before getting submerged in a foreign world of luxury where he is forced to discover his own self-identity. The riches of his new life are overshadowed by the greed and immoral behavior he witnesses. This is the story of good and evil, riches and poverty, and the fight of a boy to keep his ideals no matter where he is. Kabir’s journey is emotionally engaging as his colorful experiences give insight into the lives of street children in Varanasi.

Author Bio

Archana Prasanna is a Washington, DC native, but has experienced living in England and India. Growing up around the world has been a source of inspiration for her writing. Archana has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Virginia Tech and a J.D. from Syracuse University. She began writing news articles that appeared in The Washington Post,, and The Collegiate Times. Ganges Boy is her first novel.



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