Here is the summary of the book:
The Bounce! is a short novel that chronicles the life and adventures of a computer programmer, Raj, as he migrates across four countries spanning three continents. The Indian American protagonist is an accidental beneficiary of globalization and offshoring.
The first half of this engaging story is about Raj’s experience seeking love by moving back from America to India, eventually migrating to Canada with his new bride. During their journey, the couple experiences a tragic loss on board an international flight. The second half of the book chronicles the protagonist and his wife bouncing back.
The author’s delicate narrative is in essence a tragedy to triumph story that should appeal to everyone seeking their inner-hero. This semi-autobiographical novel blurs the boundary between fiction and memoir.
The book portrays the life and adventures of those in the global offshoring industry. The eBook is also an ideal gift for American, British and Western Information Technology managers who are interested in the life experiences of their offshoring colleagues.
Short and to the point is how I would describe this book. 'The Bounce' is the perfect example of what the life of an NRI is like. Their dreams and aspirations. Settling in for work in foreign lands far far away from home. Protagonist Raj and IT consultant describes his life having lived across 3 separate continents. An exotic life to live forging new bonds and seeing new things and new places.
Life has both light and dark moments and the author demonstrates it through Raj's escapades in his day-to-day life. Everyone of us are on a road of life. Some find what they want quite soon, while some keep on wandering. Raj is like that wanderer. Be it travelling for work, the hunt for the ethnically Indian wife (something all NRIs seem to desire), starting a family and settling or being handed the short end of the stick by life in the form of a great tragedy.
Mohan has penned a great story here. The bride hunting part was definitely my favorite with its own fun and humor. My only beef and the reason why this gets a star less is because the emotions and the sentiments don't really transcend well. The characters seem much more passive than what we would hope to see in the face of a grave tragedy. They just accept it happened and move on. There is no doubt the author has the flare for the art but if he can just sort this chink in his armor then he can be even better.
"A well meaning debut"