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A Quiver in the Purlieu

A Quiver in the Purlieu, by Amit Verma is a work of magical realism, a coming of age story in the context of the ever expanding universe.


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A Quiver in the Purlieu, a novel by Amit Verma front coverby Amit Verma
978-1-948692-68-7 paper 18.95
978-1-948692-69-4 ebook 9.99
5½ x 8½, 158 pp.
November 2021

A book flies away as soon as it’s completed, defining a pivotal point in the life-arch of the protagonist. This life-arch also features a banyan tree growing in Canada, a bar in semi-rural U.S.A., a sliver of time in an idyllic, isolated village in India, a bored billionaire playing the stock market, a comic book princess, and an interstellar spaceship journey. All this takes place in a universe that’s ever-expanding.

Author Amit Verma

Amit Verma Is a resident of Houston, TX, where he divides his time among things he Is passionate about, Including molding captive Impressionable minds and conducting research as a professor In Electrical Engineering, a perfect family, and a never perfect yard. His two works on literary fiction, The Lives and The Times, and The Lives and The Times II have been variously called, “rare find,” a “page-turner,”, and “…Is refreshing and does a humorous take on some of the pressing Issues…”

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT A QUIVER IN THE PURLIEU: “This magical novel takes the reader on a remarkable journey that at times made me think of Herman Hesse and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. A fanciful work from a promising author.”

—Don Trowden, author of No One Ran to the Altar

“The literary universe expands its depth to make room for Amit Verma’s new novel A Quiver in the Purlieu. This book travels from Canada to America to India to outer space and deals in themes as varied and complexly relayed as postcolonial politics, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and even monetary market theory. It channels Italo Calvino by addressing the capital “R” Reader, who is ready to expand their thinking while also having a wildly fun time zigging and zagging through this unpredictable gem!”

Mike Hilbig, author of Judgment Day & Other White Lies

“Verma has penned a thought provoking and enlightening tale about a young man’s epic journey from boy to man.… When we first meet [the protagonist], we find him lost in a chaotic world that is a mystery to him…. we sense that he is grappling with daily life and is doing his best to make sense of the essence of just being…. This was a brilliant read and I take my hat off to Amit Verma for creating such an awe-inspiring story.”

Natasha Murray, award winning author of Julia’s Baby and 58 Farm End

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