Well this is a story of a common man shiju( a Malayalam) ,who is a fisherman by profession. Initially his earning is good, not enough to provide a high lifestyle to his family but they can manage what he earned in a day. But as time passes industrial estate grows up and his traditional business fishing is at risk. He even came to home with very less amount of money. He saws his neighbour and relative going to gulf countries for earning. They earned alot money and success to give good life style to their family. He sometimes jealous of them but lastly desides to do the same. Collecting the information from his friend and came to know that a huge amount to be paid to the agent who make all arrangements for him , like visa and job placement. Finding no other option he plays the greatest gamble of his life. What is that you can understand when go through the book. He able to settle in the job at gulf countries. Things are not the same what assure him at the time of job placement. Company paid him 2/3 amount as salary. This is the story about how his days going up down in abroad. That each an everyday comes with a new challenge for him. When he asked the company about his low salary they simply says ,we are providing this much . If interested then work or else you may leave . He tried to contact the agency who sent him there but at the end result is negative. Malayali culture are well describe here. His struggles going on day by day. Sometimes he sent money to his family. But what will be the end. Will he able to fulfill his dream what brings him to this abroad gulf country. When we see a view from far away it looks beautiful but when we came closer to that we sees the real colour of it.
Story narration is good but some places Author describe some more details of the scene which is not required but that’s okay for the debut .
Above all one time must read book to know the real picture of the Labour works on gulf to fulfill their family needs.