“20”by Vatsal Surti

33233821“20” is a story about a young model and an introspective writer. She almost hit him with her car, and after a few days they meet and start an affair. They both fell in love with each other and they are so much connected. They communicate, even without speaking, which is the ultimate sign for true love!

The story runs like a sort of diary of the young model. Even if the narration is not written in the first person, the reader truly gets to know all her thoughts and fears, all her actions within the day. The unnamed heroine is of 20 years old, and she goes into introspection doubting life as it is. She is also very insecure, something we can see in many of her discussions with her boyfriend.

Vatsal Surti, brings forward the thoughts and fears of the young adults of the days, in a more philosophical way. Yes, many of them are consumed by the material world we live in, however, there are others that are trying to understand bigger theories, like our existence, life and death. The writing style is so artistic. It is more of poetry than prose, which makes it so beautiful.

This is a lovely and promising debut!

Thank you to NetGalley & Hybrid Texts for an advance copy of this book.

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