Coming May 2018
THE FUNNIEST NOVEL YOU’LL READ THIS YEAR
Koi Good News? has been optioned for a feature film by a major production house
Zarreen Khan: ‘Koi Good News? is a really fun story about an urban couple dealing with the madness of a large intrusive family – basically the story of a lot of us! I’m really excited that Harper Collins India is publishing it and thrilled that there’s also going to be movie inspired by it. I hope that readers and the audiences get a really good laugh.’
Swati Daftuar, Commissioning Editor: ‘Zarreen’s is one of the freshest and most exciting voices in Indian fiction in English that I’ve read in a while. It’s effortless, irreverent and entirely contemporary. This is the Indian urban life, laid out in all its hilarious glory – warts and all! We’re so glad to be publishing her.’
Diya Kar, Publisher: ‘This is the big-hearted, warm-blooded, real-India novel we’ve been waiting for. Zarreen has you turning the pages, laughing out loud, saying: “Yes! I’ve been there.” I can’t think of many writers in India who do funny as well as Zarreen Khan. We are thrilled to publish her.’
About the book:
The hilarious private journal of a highly public pregnancy.
When Mona Mathur of Dehradun married her college sweetheart, Ramit Deol of Amritsar, there were two things she wasn’t prepared for:
- The size of the Deol family – it put any Sooraj Barjatya movie to shame.
- The fertility of the Deol family – they reproduced faster than any other species known to mankind.
It’s been four years since their wedding, and Mona and Ramit have done the unthinkable – they’ve remained childless. Of course, that also means that they’ve battled that one question day in and day out: ‘Koi Good News?’
Now, the truth is, Ramit and Mona had been trying to conceive for the past one year. But having a baby isn’t as easy as it’s made out to be. Finally, aided by the wine at their highly glamorous neighbours’ party, Mona gets pregnant. And so begins a crazy journey – complete with interfering relatives, nosy neighbours, disapproving doctors, and absolutely no privacy!
Honest, relevant and thoroughly irreverent, Koi Good News? is the funniest book you’ll read this year.
After working for Pepsi, Hindustan Times and ACNielsen for ten years, Zarreen Khan decided to take a break and raise two children, who are sometimes kind enough to let her roleplay as a marketing consultant. She lives in Delhi with her husband, dealing with the craziness of being half-Muslim and half-Punjabi, which is detrimental to her weight, sanity and sense of humour. Zarreen’s first book, I Quit, Now What?, was published in 2017. This is her second book.
Paperback | Price 199/- | Fiction
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