Durjoy Datta , an amazing storyteller gave vent to a different experience in his gripping book “Till the Last Breath”. It is far different from the mush and sex of his earlier books. His signature characters “Deb and Avantika” don’t find a place in this book. This book is a fitting reply to the charge that he writes only juvenile, mushy, novels. Something beyond that.
“Till the Last Breath” by Durjoy Dutta revolves around the characters Dushyant, Pihu, Armaan, Zarah and Kajal . Dushyant Roy, the bad boy is well into drugs and alcohol but loves his girl-friend Kajal with all his heart, fights with death and the guilt of treating his ex-girlfriend wrong.You should know , guilt is something which almost kills you inside.
Pihu Malhotra, an intelligent medical student in one of the most reputed colleges, is an ever-smiling girl. But she is suffering from ALS, a slow- killer, which puts her on the hospital bed next to that of Dushyant.
Armaan and Zarah, two reputed doctors, fighting their own demons from the past, try everything to keep these two alive, risking even their medical licenses.
Kajal, hailing from a well known rich family, is Dushyant’s ex-girlfriend.
The story in short is the hate and friendship relation between Dushyant and Pihu, the love relation between Kajal, Dushyant and Zara, the love relation between Pihu and Armaan, and everybody’s dark past, which make you sail through the complete novel without stopping.
Where there is an immense hate , there is a pure hidden love -Nisha
Armaan wants to save Pihu in any case, while Zara wants to save Dushyant in any case. Who saves whom? That forms the climax of the novel, that I won’t tell, but ask you to read it once. This heartwarming story about love, life and friendship will take you on a memorable journey and will make you understand what it means to be alive.
240 pages of an amazing experience ,where every chapter states name of a character and that chapter narrates that character’s story.
PS-Beware, you might cry at the end, so be brave while reading the novel, to an intriguing experience!