• Mistakes can no longer be erased after a certain age. Everything that you write in ink is irreparable and final, like printed photographs.•
Some scars from childhood stay forever and it’s good to ask for help and save ourselves before we are destroyed. Isn’t it? Well, this is one such beautiful story of Tahir Khan, who lives with his parents in a Refugee Colony and goes to Jaipur for studies. It’s been months since he came out of his room to meet Alex. Why was he in the room for months? Who is Alex?
•Tahir ambles towards the door and disappears into the blotch of Sunlight.•
@crochetbyraman Raman Agarwal brilliantly uncovers the layers of Tahir’s past, his childhood, his parents, his grandparents, his inheritance, his home and the answers he was looking for.
Sometimes we just need someone to listen and heal us, for Tahir it was Alex, who healed him from his past, who helped him get out of the situation. With an exquisite plot and descriptive narration, Raman Agarwal with this story tells the readers how important Mental health is.
From a wretched past to the moments Tahir felt misfit, to losing someone you love the most, and the little moments that make life better, Tahir’s story is one such story of bittersweet moments, and how his life took turns. I loved the way the author narrated, The plot shifts from present to past, and the way it unfolds makes readers curious about what will happen next.
This story has layers! Layers of love, friendship, family history and relationships. The writing style of the author is gripping and absorbing, making readers feel the pain Tahir went through. The way events were taking place, making us realize the moments of grief, the moments of breakdown, the moments of pain, one could feel it all.
The characters are well-developed by the author. I liked Tahir’s father’s character too and the way the story shifts to Tahir’s Grandfather’s story along with the other situations that sheds light on Tahir’s current situation. I loved the last few chapters the most, the time he discovers the truth.
It’s a brilliant, well-executed story that you will love.
“Tahir Khan is perfectly fine, obviously. No teary eyes, bleeding bruises, limping limbs or fluttering eyelids. Nothing can possibly be wrong. Except, he might be dead.”
Tahir lives with Maa and Abba in a refugee colony. A childhood misfortune pushes him down an age long chasm, surrounding him with ominous shadows and illusory objects. As Alex untangles his knotted head, Tahir uncovers a dark past, stored in long forgotten jars.
Crochet is a story of greys, of fractions, of halves, of twins, of dinky dots, of concentric circles, of daisies in gardens, and irises in eyes.
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