A boy is miraculously rescued from a lonely island. Upon investigation it is found that he is the lone survivor of an air crash that happened thirteen years ago. What is more unbelievable is that the boy is only thirteen years old. He was born the day after the accident.
Two people managed to escape from the aircraft, a cancer patient who is going for medical treatment, else awaiting death in a few months and a pregnant lady. The lady gives birth to a baby and dies in childbirth as the hardships she had to face due to the air crash proved to be too much for her to bear. Helpless on the lonely island, the man who knew of his inevitable death soon, develops an ingenious plan to teach the child about the mainland and how to reach it.
This inspiring tale takes a tragedy and turns it into a voyage of atonement, faith, hope and self discovery. Although a fictional story, the prose reads like a memoir. It begins after the boy’s rescue. Interviewed by his rescuers, Muhammad shares his life story, through Krishna’s writings. Written in a simple but effective way, this is a survival story full of action and poignant moments. Both human and animal characters are described with visual imagery and Krishna’s constant battle with the elements is atmospheric and vivid; one man’s quest against disease and the elements to save the life of a child.
I read this story in an hour or so and found it a worthwhile, rewarding read
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars