The Bounce! A Story of love, loss and the life of a global Indian - Mohan K.
There is nothing better than diving into a book that you know very little about, only to be sucked in 100% and find yourself completely caught up with the plot.
The Bounce! did that for me. Knowing that this is based on personal experiences made the story and progression of the plot even more fascinating and difficult to set aside. I read it entirely in one sitting and felt many of the emotional ups and downs that the author went through.
I cannot recommend this book enough. The writing is superb and the plot moves at a steady pace. It's almost impossible to put down.
Some Bio Information
Mohan is an Indian American Information Technology executive with a multinational company headquartered in Switzerland. He has lived and worked in five countries across three continents, gaining a first-hand experience of working in multicultural environments.
Mohan is also a blogger, columnist and writer whose viewpoints and papers have been published in several international technical and non-technical journals. He lives in North Carolina with his lovely wife and adorable kindergartener.
1. What inspired you to write this book?
My goal in writing “The Bounce!” was simple. I had a story that I thought must be told. It is also an attempt to show a human face to globalization and people in the dynamic global outsourcing industry who travel around the world.
Much of the story depicted in the novel is mine. I decided to write a semi-autobiographical novel since this format gave me a bit of artistic liberty to stretch my imagination while basing the outline on facts as I remembered them. A few accounts, and names have been fictionalized and I rely on the dialog style that a fiction can accommodate more than a biography.
2. Can you tell us a little bit about your writing process?
I have written and blogged extensively on technology and management topics, but this is my first fictional book. I had been reflecting on an incident, back in 2008 when we lost a healthy, bouncy child while on a Jet Airways flight from Brussels to Delhi. My wife and I were relocating back from Toronto with a five and half month old child when tragedy struck. The book is an attempt at redemption, especially as writing has been very cathartic for me.
By talking about my story, I am also hoping to provide some inspiration to others facing life’s challenges on bouncing back, as the title suggests.
3. What was your favorite part of writing this book?
The favorite part of writing a book is when we start to engage with readers. Comments and reviews on Amazon and Goodreads have been engaging and inspiring.
4. How would you describe your writing style?
One of the best pieces of advice I got when I first started writing was to “write what you know.”
I take time during my other activities to jot down some ideas and revisit them when I write. I also draw inspiration from what I read and observe.
6. What would you like readers to take away from your book?
I would like readers to be inspired to face life’s challenges, and to appreciate life and travails of those from other cultural and social backgrounds.
7. What’s your ultimate writing goal?
My goal is rather simple. I would like to be a writer who can engage readers.