Ravi Amar Singh studied creative writing at City College, New York. He currently resides in New York City.
After her brutal rape, Uma begs Kamadev, the Hindu god of love and desire, to possess her infant nephew, Achilles, to make him supremely beautiful so she can get revenge on the world by breaking countless hearts. After seven years of frantic prayers, Achilles is indeed possessed , but then his father gives him a red book of Sufi poems and tells him that they will help him find one good thing in himself—his one good thing. Achilles grows up to be a famous actor, the paradigm of beauty, but he has a secret that compels him to give it all up and search for his one good thing in the holy city of Varanasi, India, accompanied by his friend, Neville, who searches for meaning through beauty and has his own secrets from his childhood in Jamaica. There they meet Sundar Singh--a Sikh who is desperately searching for the meaning of manhood--an Aghori sadhu named Rudra, a boy named Vijay who is being starved by his sister-in-law, and Satya who has given up her career as a playback singer to be with a man who she believes is her husband brought back from the dead. Written in the style of magical realism, Unbearable Beauty is a meditation on the true meaning of love, a story about the search for beauty which is the search for love which is the search for God, a dream within a dream within a dream evoking the spirit of Bollywood Meets Carlos Castaneda and ultimate transcendence.
People interested in Hinduism, Sikhism, spirituality, romance, bromance, or magical realism. Both men and women over the age of 18.
Book cover type
Amazon Kindle and paperback
What colors do you want to see in your design?
I am thinking of a picture of a boat that I will upload, in the middle, with upper and lower margins of the cover in a saffron or medium to light orange color with the title in the top margin and author's name in the bottom. Another idea would be to show a red book of Sufi poems like floating in the air or something, maybe the pages flying out of it. Another idea could be a peacock with its plume open, but in that case the background should be golden and the title, etc. in a blue matching the color of the bird's breast. I really like the idea of the red book of Sufi poems falling through the air, the pages flying out of it. At the end of the book my (Asian Indian) character (with long black hair) falls off a cliff in the Himalayas and his red book of Sufi poems flies out of his hand.