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The Seventh Cup

Author: Nitesh Kumar Jain
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 9788182534483
Pub. Date: 2013
Price: $15

The Seventh Cup by Nitesh Kumar Jain is a well-crafted mystery novel that contains just enough elements of a Shakesperean tragedy to make the reader sympathetic to the sociopathic protagonist, Avinash, a drama student from Goa, India. Enter Verona Schmidt, an unsuspecting Swiss exchange student, to upstage everyone in the college Dramatics Club and to become front and center in Avinash’s peculiar frame of mind.

Over coffee at the local Nescafe, Avinash introduces Verona to the concept of mind transportation, which she perceives as nothing more than a fun game she is playing with a young man who seems to be flirting with her.  The exchange student enjoys Avinash’s company and co-stars with him in his play put on by the Dramatics Club of their college.  She eventually allows herself (despite her claim to having a so-called boyfriend named Kevin) to enjoy champaign and a kiss with Avinash.  Dismissing the romantic moment as a drunken mistake, Verona flees back to Switzerland with the obsessed Avinash in hot pursuit across the globe.

Against the backdrop of beautiful Zurich, Switzerland, Avinash frequents his favorite Saturday evening spot, the Restaurant Schiff, with his constant companions—a laptop, a notebook, a tightly gripped pen, and, supposedly, Verona.  Over exactly seven cups of coffee per visit, Avinash feverishly attempts to complete the last chapter of a play script entitled In Search of Truth, an allegory whose central characters—Man, Science, and Religion—debate the age-old issues of their own place in the universe and their relationship to one another.

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Nitesh Jain

Nitesh Kumar Jain (26 years) spent his childhood days in the beautiful state of Assam in India and pursued his schooling at Carmel School, Jorhat. Later he went to BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus and graduated as a Chemical Engineer in the year 2010 and worked as a trainee at Aditya Birla Chemicals, Thailand for six months.  He did his post graduation in Chemical and Bioengineering from ETH Zurich, Switzerland and later worked as an intern at BASF AG, Basel. During his two years stay in Switzerland, he conceptualized The Seventh Cup.  

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The Seventh Cup

The Seventh Cup
Nitesh Kumar Jain
ISBN: 9788182534483