The Wages of Life - A Novel

The Wages of Life - A Novel

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Author: Vikram Kapur
Publisher: Srishti
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 239
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8188575305


The Hindu Nationalist movement, Mahatma Gandhi’s Assassination, a Seattle-based computer engineer and a Perry Mason novel are just some of the threads woven into the tapestry of this story.

Meticulously researched, The Wages of Life interweaves India’s past and present to tell a story that blends fact and fiction, while retaining all the elements of a classic mystery-an intricate plot, unfolding through a fast-paced narrative, leading to an unexpected climax.


A riveting novel, it revolves around Indira Gandhi's assassination. Even though it's author's first novel, the narrative is fast placed and gripping. It is difficult to put this book down, and the reader has to make an effort to keep in mind that it is a fictional account.
-The Indian Express

Vikram Kapur gives us a straight-forward but gripping narrative in his debut novel. The novel manages to successfully blend political history with mystery, adding just the right touch of romance to make it a truly interesting work. Time is a Fire announces the arrival of a talented and imaginative writer.
-The Tribune

The plot of Time is a Fire keeps one guessing, and the story's milieu is fascinating. It's interesting to see the kinds of cultural values that can endure over time and distance.
- The Seattle Times

Kapur takes us into the many unanswered questions surrounding the assassination of Mrs. Gandhi. The novel is unique.
- International Examiner

A sensitive, unpretentious and readable novel.
- The Telegraph