One Love’s clutch of characters makes it distinct: CP Surendran on latest novel

BooksIn an interview with TNM, journalist-turned-writer CP Surendran talks about his fourth novel, ‘One Love and the Many Lives of Osip B’, and his literary journey so far.KA ShajiJournalist-turned-writer CP Surendran’s latest work, One Love...

One Love’s clutch of characters makes it distinct: CP Surendran on latest novel
 
 
 
JOURNALIST-turned-writer CP Surendran’s latest work, One Love and the Many Lives of Osip B, is a self-reflective and tragic novel.
 
Through a clutch of dramatic characters, the novel’s plot traces and connects several contemporary themes of transgressive relationships, gender politics, nationalism, individual freedom, fake news and power politics. 
 
Fourth among his novels, it is an ambitious work that presents a powerful narrative, thoroughly engaged and insightful into the place of politics, culture and sexuality in the lives of contemporary people.
 
In this freewheeling interview, Surendran, who hails from Thrissur, talks about the novel and his literary journey so far.