The Subedar has come to settle down for a quiet retired life in Kanalore. In this lively Indian village, the morning air is crisp and the sunset is beautiful - just as he had intended.
EXPIRY DATE is the moving account of the painful ordeal that the old man is subjected to while dealing with the rapidly worsening terminal illness of his son Deven, amidst circumstances bedevilled by petty politics, adultery, crippling debt, age-old superstitions and the middle-class indifference to life.
JAY ADIYARATH in his first novel, highlights two social concerns: assisted suicide and the right to die. He has eloquently captured the triviality and tribulations of an ordinary, yet irresistable set of characters who jostle to remain etched in the reader's maind for a long time to come.
Published: 24 February 2012