“Unforgettable” – DNA
“Heart- Breaking” - The Citizen
“Unputdownable, doesn't let you go” - India Today
“Unforgiving, vivid, well-written and profound” - The Tribune
“Powerful” -The Times of India
“Fast paced, lucid and impactful narrative...takes you on a glorious ride and before you know, fills you with rage” - Aaj Tak
“Bold and Riveting” -Hans India
“A story of fierce cruelty yet fiercely redeeming love and friendship” -The Dialogue
“One of the best fiction works on Kashmir” -Muse India
“Has its heart in the right place” -Saba Naqvi
“Digs out real human stories of love, friendship and togetherness from under the rubble of despair” -The Shillong Times
“Relevant and gripping, pulls you into a universe of grey” -India Resists
“The book is a reflection of our times and a story told with feeling. It raises a question who is the real victim? The answer is not easy. May be everybody is” – Free Press Journal
While Deewan is forced to flee from his home, Safeena’s mother becomes ‘collateral damage’ and Bilal has to embrace a wretched life of poverty and fear. The place they called paradise becomes a battleground and their friendship struggles when fate forces them to choose sides against their will.
Twenty years later destiny brings them to a crossroads again, when they no longer know what is right and what is wrong. While both compassion and injustice have the power to transform lives, will the three friends now choose to become sinful criminals or pacifist saints?The Tree with a Thousand Apples is a universal story of cultures, belongingness, revenge and atonement. The stylized layered format, fast-paced narration and suspenseful storytelling makes for a powerful, gripping read.