A Futuristic Sci-Fi Thriller That Deep Dives Into Modern Day Dystopia

(The following is an excerpt from Award-winning Indian novelist, poet and journalist Tabish Khair’s ‘The Body By The Shore’, printed with permission from Harper Collins Publishers India. Tabish teaches in a college in Denmark, and likewise writes a column, Khairiyat, for the Quint. ‘The Body By The Shore’ is about to hit shops this week. The sub-headings usually are not part of the unique textual content, and have been added by The Quint.)

Everything went in line with plan. I let him sleep for half an hour after which shook him. Kurt, I stated, Kurt. Sweet Kurt. He murmured, turned over and stored sleeping. I waited for an additional 5 minutes. I additionally left a be aware I had already ready by the bedside, informing Kurt that I couldn’t sleep and had gone for a stroll within the higher deck (the decrease decks had been locked and forbidden), one thing I did usually sufficient in the course of the daytime. That, I hoped, would give me an excuse if issues went improper. Then I tiptoed out of our room and down the luxurious hall—among the rooms had been occupied—and into the room, I had begun to consider as my entry room. I needed to transfer noiselessly, however rigs would not have picket flooring, and it was fairly straightforward.

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