Giselle Mehta’s Novel ‘Vectors in the Void’ released
Mangaluru: The novel “Vectors in the Void” enjoyed a formal release in the home city of the author, Giselle Mehta at a ‘book party’ event held at the Mangalore Club on February 3.
The author introduced the novel to the audience. She spoke of the extensive research that went into writing a book whose early setting is in pre-Partition India. She hoped readers would enjoy a fast-paced plot with bold themes and powerful characters.
A panel of literary experts went into the depths of the novel’s content. Professor Maria D’Costa, playwright and public speaker focused on the author’s unique employment of language and her thoughtful philosophies of life as being inspirational. Ms Matilda Pinto, author of the novel “Fisticuffs of the Soul” delved into the female characters in Ms Mehta’s novel and their skilful portrayal.
Dr Ganesh Pai, a globally renowned dermatologist and author of the novel ” No Moorings” and a recent autobiography opined that the novel made for very compelling reading.
Dr Urmila Shetty conducted an in-depth conversation with the author who was her student in college. She commented on the innovative techniques that the novel uses for a unique narrative style. Whatever page you open, there’s something of interest, she said.
Readers’ responses by Ms Matharani Mathias and Mr Lawrence D”Costa offered personal feedback on how each of them derived enjoyment and knowledge from reading the novel. Mr Shankar Narayan and Mr Dharmendra Mehta shared perspectives on the author’s persona.
The literary event concluded with the author autographing purchased copies of her novel whose proceeds were dedicated to charitable activities for suffering animals. Vidya Shenoy compered the programme.