Island of Lost Shadows is a story of intrigue, nerve-wracking tension and suspense, raising questions relevant in the present-day context of terrorism and sedition in the guise of revolution and social change. Through the voices of Sivan, a firebrand revolutionary on the run, hiding in a labyrinthine island lost to the world, and Sakunthala whose life has become a never-ending search for her missing husband poet Sreenivasan and a myriad other sharply sketched characters, the author brings to life the troubled times of the Seventies when sadistic excesses were the norm. He also explores the human mind and its tendency for corruption and depravity. A compelling tale that keeps the readers engrossed.
About the Author
E. Santhosh Kumar has published fourteen books in Malayalam including short story collections, novels, children s novel and translation. He has won many literary prizes including Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for the best short story collection in 2006 and for the best novel in 2012. His stories have appeared in English, German, Tamil and Hindi.
About the Translator
A freelance journalist, P. N. Venugopal translates fiction and biographies from Malayalam to English and English to Malayalam. His translation of the award-winning Malayalam novel Andhakaranazhi as Island of Lost Shadows was shortlisted for the Crossword Book Award (2016).