Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Guest post by Saurav Dutt, author of The Winter Song - win an ebook!

 


Join us for this tour from Jan 25 to Feb 12, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title: The Winter Song (a novel) by Saurav Dutt
CategoryAdult Fiction (18 +),  170 pages
Genre:  Romance
PublisherAmazon Publishing
Release date:   December, 2020
Tour dates: January 25 to February 12, 2021
Content Rating:  PG-13. In a few places there is some moderate bad language.
 

Book Description:

From the acclaimed Author of 'The Butterfly Room' comes a powerful afterlife drama conveying how great gifts can be hidden in death and how they can bear fruit in our lives if we have the faith to let them unfold.

Somewhere between the mountains and the mist in North India, a widower must reconcile himself to the loss and grief that haunts him after the recent death of his wife.

Unhinged by grief, anger, and guilt, John Perera has set off on a journey, a journey to honour the love of his life and to fulfill the promise he made to her to uncover the truth behind the mysterious death of their son. It is a journey of extraordinary self-discovery that will take him to the extremities of his soul and question all he believes about life, death, and faith.

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Meet the Author:

Saurav Dutt is an Author, Political Columnist and Human Rights Campaigner. A journalist in three continents, his acclaimed debut novel 'The Butterfly Room' explored issues of domestic violence and homophobia within South Asian communities and has been showcased alongside leading political figures and human rights campaigners. His work for human rights and charity campaign work has taken Dutt to speaking engagements at the WEF, IKWRO, IWN, Houses of Parliament and TEDx. After exploring the issue of psychological abuse and domestic violence in 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out' Dutt was commissioned by a major Hollywood production house to pen the official novelization of the major motion picture 'Tiger' (starring Golden Globe winning and Academy Award nominated actor Mickey Rourke) and he commemorated the centenary of the infamous Amritsar Massacre in India with 'Garden of Bullets: Massacre at Jallianwala Bagh' which was featured in TIME magazine. TIGER is the biographical account of Parminder Singh Nagra, a trailblazing Sikh boxer who fought successfully for the right to compete in the ring with his beard, an essential part of his faith. A syndicated political columnist, Dutt writes for the International Business Times, The Times of Israel, Human Events, and American Herald Tribune. He has featured on CNN, GQ, Huffington Post, BBC television and radio, RT (Russia Today), Press TV, Sky News and more. He resides in the United Kingdom, Los Angeles, and India.

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Coping with grief is a difficult task for anybody, leaving behind stubborn memories, regrets, refashioning pain in multiple ways that bury themselves deep into your life in ways you cannot comprehend. Writing about it is another battle altogether.

I knew when I began putting together ‘A Winter Song’ that it would be a troublesome, mentally draining journey but I believe the best books mirror life and the human conscience, they should ask something deeper about the human condition and take us on a journey that resonates.

Of course, books should be about escapism too and there are millions of books about a multitude of subjects, but how many stay with you long after you’ve left the pages behind? That’s what I wanted to aim for in this story, that of a widower who undergoes a ‘labour of love’ to prove to himself just how much he loved his wife. The biggest problem, and regret for him, is that he never told her this enough while she was alive; but firmly believes she is looking on in the afterlife watching to see if he will stay true to his word. He believes he can communicate with her, but is it all a figment of his imagination or is he only choosing to hear what he wants to hear?

Another element of the story is the relationship between father and son, an important relationship that can go south if it is not properly maintained, cultivated and nurtured. The widower in my story also has to contend with the loss of his son and to deal with the fact that he always felt he would go first, that his younger wife and son would outlive him. As well as a meditation on grief, ‘The Winter Song’ is also part detective story as the father tries to confirm his belief that the death was not mere coincidence. 

So what does a person do when they become a survivor? I wanted to explore the concept of survivor’s guilt in that sense and to delve into the shadows. It wasn’t a comfortable ride by any stretch of the imagination and I hope that my readers will find a sliver of solace in the pages of the book, something that might help them come to terms with a regret that pinned itself upon the surface of their own life perhaps.

After all art has a moral responsibility, not just to entertain, but to tell us something deeper about ourselves and to cause us to reflect, to ponder, to wonder, and to find answers held deep within. What will you feel when you have the left the pages of ‘The Winter Song’ behind you?


Tour Schedule:

Jan 25 - Cover Lover Book Review - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 25 - Rockin' Book Reviews - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 26 - Working Mommy Journal - book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 26 - Viviana MacKade - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 26 - Pass Me That Book - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 27 - Jazzy Book Reviews - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 27 - I'm All About Books - book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 28 - Deborah-Zenha Adams - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 28 - Sefina Hawke's Books - book spotlight
Jan 28 - Stephanie Jane - book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 29 -
 Books for Books - book spotlight
Feb 1 - Library of Clean Reads - book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 1 - Splashes of Joy - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 2 - A Mama's Corner of the World - book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 2 - 100 Pages A Day - book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 3 - Literary Flits - book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 3 - I'm Shelfish - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 4 - Locks, Hooks and Books - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 5 - She Just Loves Books - book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 8 - Hall Ways Blog - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 9 - Westveil Publishing - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 10 - Books Lattes & Tiaras - book spotlight / author interview
Feb 10 - High Society Book Reviews & Club - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 11 - Book World Reviews - book spotlight
Feb 11 - The bibliophilic world - book spotlight / author interview
Feb 12 - Laura's Interests - book spotlight / giveaway

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