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Whisper in the Wind

Venita Coelho
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In Whisper in the Wind, a wind wandering through the ruins of an old church blows a letter into the path of a writer in search of a story. Laboriously written, the letter begs Sara to come home to her sister, Alice. Deeply moved, Jai Mehta promises the little orphan girl, Alice, that he will help find her sister, Sara, who has been missing for five years. Jai is a reluctant detective. He has had to hold a knife to his wrist to get his family to allow him one chance at his dream, and all he wants to do is finish writing his
book. But, the story his promise leads him to is darker and more intriguing that any he could have dreamed of writing. Searching for one missing servant girl leads him into a tangled tale of loyalty and deceit. And of a love that has endured beyond the grave. Set in Portuguese-ruled Goa, this haunting tale brings the touch of the Gothic to a mystery that involves a girl with the voice of an angel, a violin that plays the sorrows of the heart, and the bond between two friends who swear that not even death will do them apart.

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Published: Dec/2019

ISBN: 9789814867962

Length: 264 Pages

Whisper in the Wind

Venita Coelho
Overview

In Whisper in the Wind, a wind wandering through the ruins of an old church blows a letter into the path of a writer in search of a story. Laboriously written, the letter begs Sara to come home to her sister, Alice. Deeply moved, Jai Mehta promises the little orphan girl, Alice, that he will help find her sister, Sara, who has been missing for five years. Jai is a reluctant detective. He has had to hold a knife to his wrist to get his family to allow him one chance at his dream, and all he wants to do is finish writing his
book. But, the story his promise leads him to is darker and more intriguing that any he could have dreamed of writing. Searching for one missing servant girl leads him into a tangled tale of loyalty and deceit. And of a love that has endured beyond the grave. Set in Portuguese-ruled Goa, this haunting tale brings the touch of the Gothic to a mystery that involves a girl with the voice of an angel, a violin that plays the sorrows of the heart, and the bond between two friends who swear that not even death will do them apart.

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Venita Coelho

Venita Coelho works with words, images and paint. She is the author of seven published books with three more scheduled for publication in 2019. She has written an award-winning trilogy published by Hachette India. Tiger by the Tail won a special jury mention at the Neev Awards 2018. Dead as a Dodo won The Hindu Goodbooks award for best Children’s Fiction in 2016. Monkey See Monkey Do was nominated for The Hindu Goodbooks award for best Children’s fiction in 2017. Boy No. 32 published by Scholastic, was nominated for the Neev Awards 2018. Her book of feminist ghost stories, The Washer of the Dead, published by Zubaan/Penguin was shortlisted for The Frank O’Connor Awards.