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Serious Men

Serious Men

Author(s): Manu Jospeh

Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)

Genre(s): Fiction, Humour

Era(s): Modern

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Ayyan Mani is a man born to greater things, which wouldn’t surprise his neighbours in the vast tenement building in which he lives, where to be sober and employed practically makes a man a legend.

He works as an assistant at the Institute of Theory and Research, where he studies with amusement and envy the public battles and private love affairs of the squabbling scientists. But when an opportunity for betterment presents itself in the form of his ‘gifted’ ten-year-old son Adi, father and son embark on an outrageous ruse that will have far-reaching consequences . . .

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One of the strongest debuts of 2010, this bittersweet Mumbai tale of high minds and low plots never quite won the plaudits it deserves. Now it has a second chance . . . More...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021