“I had uprooted my self from my motherland to an adopted country that had given me permanent residence, but had continued on an accidental globe-trotting adventure. And along the way I had found love, life, and reasons to continue moving forward. All the while, my life continued to bounce up and down.” (Prologue)
I truly enjoyed reading THE BOUNCE! Although I know the story is not a full fledged memoir with the names changed, rather it is a life story of a young man who shares the events of his life and career journey and his many travels and posts. It is an interesting perspective and good to read about another human’s journey in living a full and gracious life.
Raj is a young engineer living in the United States who has just received his green card for permanent residential status. He has just completed his work for a Telacom group in Colorado and is heading back to India to find a bride and work on the next steps of his career and life. His bouncing story takes him to 5 different countries and different work stops along the way.
Raj is successful in finding a wonderful wife, via computer match-up, named Priya and she ventures through life with Raj. When they are moving from Canada back to India to introduce their son to his grandparents, they experience an amazing tragedy. Their son dies on the long leg of the flight and Raj holds the boy until they land. The recovery from this loss is another interesting story, which took the couple to Switzerland.
I see that the e-book copy is free on Amazon presently and the author sent me a copy for review. A refreshing perspective on a differing culture and a very good read to enjoy. I think I can recommend this book to anyone who likes a life story and good words about recovery from loss. THE BOUNCE! Was insightful.
“Mohan is an Indian American Information Technology executive with a multinational company headquartered in Switzerland. He has lived and worked in five countries across three continents, gaining a first-hand experience of working in multicultural environments.
“Mohan is also a blogger, columnist and writer whose viewpoints and papers have been published in several international technical and non-technical journals. He lives in North Carolina with his lovely wife and adorable kindergartener.” (From Amazon’s book page)