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Island of Lost Shadows
Paper Type: Book Print | Size: 216 x 140mm
Black and white;372 pages; Paperback
ISBN-10: 9383098872 | ISBN-13: 978-93-83098-87-3

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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...

Praises for island of lost shadows 

1."The reader is towed through the narrative as in a whodunit, thanks to the well-paced plot and the palpable air of intrigue that always has you wondering: what next?
The Indian Express

2."A heady mixture of suspense, intrigue, and socialism is created in the novel, and revolution lies at the heart of the narrative. The reader is taken into the depths of the problematic political scenario of the country, which is complicated further by the preponderance of radical leftist ideologies in such spaces".
-The Pioneer

3."This novel reads like one of our blockbuster movies. There's action, drama, suspense, poetry, revolution, magic, sex, abuse and a complete lack of social order. It makes us suspend our disbelief and become one with the character's condition as only exemplary writing can".
-The News Minute


E. Santhosh Kumar
E. Santhosh Kumar

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. 

P. N. Venugopal
P. N. Venugopal

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).