Glaring Shadow : A Stream of Consciousness Novel

Glaring Shadow : A Stream of Consciousness Novel

Glaring Shadow : A Stream of Consciousness Novel by Murthy, BS. Glaring Shadow in a stream of consciousness mode is the self-account of the life and times of a man, who liquidates his immense wealth only to consign it to the flames. The agony and ecstasy of his life as he makes it big in our materialistic world and the way he loses his soul in the bargain, only to regain it when tragedy strikes him makes one ponder over the meaning of success in life.
He had the soul of our times, and is the namesake of many. He tamed success by the scruff of its neck, only to fuel envy in our neighborhood. When it seemed there was no stopping him, fate dealt him a deadly blow in his early sixties. Besides losing his wife, son and daughter-in-law with their children in that fatal road mishap, he found his leg mangled in the debris of their Ferrari. The intensity of the pity all felt for him seemed to match the magnitude of his loss, but as he became a recluse, his thought eluded all, and in due course, his tragedy became a thing of the past. But, in time, his intriguing behavior brought him back to the top of the page three in the local media – why he had disposed off his lucrative real estate for a song that left the realtors in the lurch. And as if to create a newsflash in the business world, he had off-loaded his considerable stockholding, which sent the bulls running for cover in the country’s bourses. Soon, even as the scrip was crunching in the bear hug, the closure of his umpteen bank accounts earned him the national headlines, as it heralded a first rate liquidity crisis in the country’s banking system. But even in that gloomy setting, it cost me a fortune to acquire palatial bungalow the outhouse of which he had retained.
When I called on him for chitchat that morning, I was shocked to see him shredding mounds of money lying beside him…..
. “As if to stress upon my loss, another said that the beauty of his life was such that he made a huge difference to the lives of others. It was an article of faith with him that service to humanity lies in inculcating self-belief in people.”. 1. Glaring Shadow
2. Pains of Regret
3. Cradle of Life
4. Outlook for Re-look
5. Humbling Reality
6. Orgies of Love
7. Pangs of Remorse
8. Villainy of Innocence
9. Couple of a Kind
10. A Character of Sorts
11. Moments of Poignance
12. Enigma of Being
13. Vignettes of a Village
14. A Teacher of Note
15. Brink of Incest
16. Love-less Love
17. Flights of Heart
18. Gaffes of Youth
19. Pats and Slights
20. An Emotional Affair
21. The Harlot Zone
22. A Lingering Longing
23. Smallness of Bigness
24. Disown to Own
25. Sentiment of Ruin
26. Enigma of Attraction
27. Veneer of the Vile
28. Swap for Nope
29. Goring Syndrome
30. Back to the Basics
. ‘’Glaring Shadow’ was born out of my conviction that for fiction to impact readers, it should be the soulful rendering of characters rooted in their native soil but not the hotchpotch of local and foreign caricatures sketched on a hybrid canvas.

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