Besides individual characteristics, the concept of self can also be understood through relationships in the story. In quest of love, Leema runs away from her home and loving parents. Her adventure ends in Mussoorie.
She did not get what she wanted in the form of love. She tried to search for love in her two friends, but failed. Ultimately her expedition comes to an end where she finds the convoluted reality of life after meeting to an age-old artist.
She has given a beautiful description of Mussoorie in her novel:
''The sun had risen high in the sky; Mussoorie at noon was a beauty to watch, the soothing warmth provided by the tender gentle rays that would eventually kiss each part of your body like a faithful companion.''
It has the form of great writing. Vocabulary, sentence and paragraph structure - it is a perfect simulation of literature. Again we can see it:
''The tall pine trees hovering on the hills shone bright as the morning rays fell upon them, making them shine like diamonds, as if parenting and nurturing them stealthily.''
As confessional writing originates from the personal or private obligations of a writer to express directly or indirectly his or her own experiences , problems and complexes, the real subject matter of confessional writing is the writer’s own self, and it is his or her quarrel or understanding with the ‘self’ that constitutes the real thematic pattern.
The journey of the Leema is given a mythical resonance, as the events of the novel to episodes that occur in any adventure. I enjoyed reading the book more so because of the writing style. The ending is unusual, unlike what I expected. And, when it comes in a paperback with a bold-lettered title of 'You Touched My Heart' – it is sure to grab eyeballs. Moreover, the explicit cover design and an attractive intro at the back-cover of the book are provoking enough to give it a try.
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