From birth in south India, Vijay Prabhu is filled with an erotic longing that plagues him through Jesuit school. His sexual and spiritual odyssey takes him in the footsteps of his mentor, JFK, to free him forever from the constraints of conservative Mangalore. This is Richard Krasta's first novel.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Yes, that's me in the photograph to the right ... possibly one of my only two baby photographs. Since then, I have lost much of my innocence. Among other things, I've authored twelve paperback and digital books, tasted a bit of "fame," then returned into increasing obscurity. My novel "The Revised Kama Sutra" was published by Fourth Estate, UK, in hardback and paperback (and Penguin in India, and by publishers in eight other countries). I am a proud father of three boys.
I was born in India, the son of a former WW2 Prisoner-of-War (his POW memoir, "Eaten by the Japanese," is co-authored by me). I moved to America in my mid-twenties, and stayed ... more or less.
My literary influences include Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, 'Punch', P.G. Wodehouse, Evelyn Waugh, Kingsley Amis, Anthony Burgess, Vladimir Nabokov, and Henry Miller. 'Publishing News' (UK) described 'The Revised Kama Sutra', as 'a startling change from 'A Suitable Boy' and 'Heat and Dust'.
Besides fiction, I have published memoirs, political satire, cultural critique, and humor. I have more than seven books in progress, or books I mean to finish, and am looking for the means to be able to sit down and do nothing but write for the next 3-4 years.