Author- Chopra Ashok
Memories of Fire is the compelling story of five childhood friends meetingafter a gap of fifty-four years. They embark on a journey into the past, ladenwith nostalgia and humour, and encompassing all the ugly and wonderfulthings life has to offer.
Inspired by true events and interspersed with the dark contemporaryhistory of India and Pakistan, Ashok Chopra has created remarkablyrealistic characters who tackle prejudice, prestige, privilege and evenprison head-on. He skillfully weaves together five storylines as the friendsmove in and out of each other's lives. The result is a defining voyagethrough life, one that queries tough choices and the price one is willing topay for them. It also asks the epic questions: What makes for happiness?Why do people make certain choices and not others? And why do menand women willingly make tremendous sacrifices for those they love.
Ashok Chopra has created an authentic, densely peopled universe with adistinctive period charm. Memories of Fire is a vast, colourful, emotional,political and social journey, with a cast of characters who are interesting,sympathetic and lifelike.
- Hardcover-440 pages
- Publisher: Random House (2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0670090344
- ISBN-13: 978-0670090341
About The Author
Author of the bestselling Of Love and Other Sorrows and A Scrapbook ofMemories: My Life with the Rich, the Famous and the Scandalous, AshokChopra has occupied some of the hottest seats in the Indian book trade-executive editor of Vikas Publishing House, vice-president of MacmillanIndia, publishing director of UBS Publishers, executive director andpublisher of the India Today Book Club and Books Today as well as chiefexecutive and publisher of HarperCollins India. Currently, he is the chiefexecutive of Hay House Publishers India and is working on his next book,The Lovers from Rampore. He lives in Gurgaon, near Delhi.