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The Absurdist of Kathmandu

Paperback
Rs 400
Genre:Fiction
Language : English
Published: July 08, 2023
Edition:1st
Paperback
Origin:Nepal
ISBN13:9789937138246
ISBN10:9937138248
Pages:280
Dimensions:5.9 x 8.4 x 0.66929 inches
Weight:388 g

About the Book

Intermittently set between fantasy world history and a decade in Kathmandu, the novel follows the lives of the mythical Sisyphus and a young Mukti in their quest against the “Dark Warmth”, a feeling which renders a terrible awareness that existence is inherently meaningless.

In the decade following the end of civil war in Nepal, Mukti grows angry and depressed unable to find his identity. He becomes increasingly nihilistic and conducts himself with villainy against Kathmandu, the city which itself is caught between old and new conventions as brought by the vision of “Naya Nepal”

And Sisyphus, having being released by Zeus from his ordeal, is cast upon earth to heal humankind against “Dark Warmth”, and pursues the likes of Marcus Aurelius, Friedrich Nietzsche, Aswatthama and other notable historical figures to counsel and inspire humanity.

Read “The Absurdist of Kathmandu” to watch the world of Mukti and Sisyphus collide in this philosophical yet action packed tale through time and through ordeals.

From the backcover

Intermittently set between fantasy world history and a decade in Kathmandu, the novel follows the lives of the mythical Sisyphus and a young Mukti in their quest against the Dark Warmth, which renders a terrible awareness that existence is inherently meaningless.

Sisyphus, who was cursed to roll a boulder for eternity, is cast upon earth with magical powers to heal humankind. He conspires against the Dark Warmth and pursues the likes of King Suddhodhan, warrior Ashwatthama, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, and philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, among others, to counsel and in turn inspire humanity through them.

In Kathmandu, Mukti grows angry and depressed, unable to reconcile with himself and the city. But before Mukti is found by Sisyphus, he must first live in an inescapable boredom - a lethargy that follows the Dark Warmth. He becomes increasingly nihilistic, conducting himself with villainy against a city caught in a struggle between old and new conventions. a city which has just announced for itself a vision. for a New Nepal.