Black Light, as I’ve mentioned before, is the new title of the heavily revised Live like a Flame. For those who missed the earlier posts: Black Light is a kind of mystery story about the death by suicide of an artist. Except that no one knows she’s an artist until after her death, they think she’s a slightly eccentric aunt who lives alone and has no enemies. But her nephew, a journalist, suspects that her life was not an bland as everyone thinks, and he follows a trail of clues she left behind that lead him to five different places in Eastern India that were significant in her life, and where she has hidden artworks and stories. He has to discover them all and put them all together to find out who she really was.
Right now I am rushing through the final edits of the book, while Avijit is busy on the cover. I’ve done five new pencil sketches to go in the book. So here I’m putting up the raw scans of the old rejected sketches. These head each of the five inset stories.