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Time Racers

Time Racers

Gayathri Ponvannan
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Thirteen-year-old pratik pallavanathan, aka pp’s easy life in dubai takes a horrendous turn, when, during a holiday in India, his redoubtable grandmother insists on a trip to their long-forgotten ancestral village. Cooped up in a rambling house, with on-off electricity, no internet, and annoying relatives, PP feels like he’s losing his mind. And then the hallucinations begin.

In a series of bizarre events, he sees a phantom in his room, the family’s pet cow acts weird in his presence – and a dilapidated corridor leads him to a strange land, straight to his hallucinations. A flabbergasted PP realizes he has time-travelled to 1920, and the hallucinatory phantom is his own ancestor of the time, Simha. PP realizes that he has a connection with simha.

Can PP ward off the catastrophe that’s approaching simha? and can he help realize Simha’s dream?

Imprint: India Hamish Hamilton

Published: Sep/2015

ISBN: 9780143334026

Length : 204 Pages

MRP : ₹250.00

Time Racers

Gayathri Ponvannan

Thirteen-year-old pratik pallavanathan, aka pp’s easy life in dubai takes a horrendous turn, when, during a holiday in India, his redoubtable grandmother insists on a trip to their long-forgotten ancestral village. Cooped up in a rambling house, with on-off electricity, no internet, and annoying relatives, PP feels like he’s losing his mind. And then the hallucinations begin.

In a series of bizarre events, he sees a phantom in his room, the family’s pet cow acts weird in his presence – and a dilapidated corridor leads him to a strange land, straight to his hallucinations. A flabbergasted PP realizes he has time-travelled to 1920, and the hallucinatory phantom is his own ancestor of the time, Simha. PP realizes that he has a connection with simha.

Can PP ward off the catastrophe that’s approaching simha? and can he help realize Simha’s dream?

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Gayathri Ponvannan

Gayathri Ponvannan's first book, Time Racers, was published by Puffin India in 2016, and her second book, Unstoppable, was published by Hachette India in 2019. She has also written for several newspapers, anthologies and magazines. Gayathri holds an MSc in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh, and is currently working on two more books for children, as well as a work of historic non-fiction.

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