Fire, Faith & Glory

Le Feu, La Foi et La Gloire

by R.R.Pravin



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/10/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781546254805
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781546254812
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781546254799

About the Book

Fire, Faith & Glory commemorates my second year in pediatric residency in KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital. It is an anthology of poems that brings you, the readers, through an emotional trajectory through my various postings across neonatology, high dependency, and the children’s intensive care unit. A sequel to Do They Have Telephones Up in Heaven? this collection pays tribute to the children whom we have lost, children who have recovered well, and children who are still fighting for their lives. This collection also remembers parents and their daily struggles through difficult times. I hope you will all find a poem in here that brings you comfort and heals any open wounds from past experiences. We all have a story to share, and I am thankful to all the patients and their families who have inspired me to write these poems, each with their own little histories. As the title suggests, this anthology is fiercer and more intense and features poems that will make one reflect, persevere, and strive toward a better tomorrow, which we are all working together for. I hope you will remember, as I always do, that you only get a beautiful rainbow after a heavy rainstorm. And no matter how heavy, it will come to an end one day and the sun will shine again—brighter than ever before.

About the Author

Currently a 3rd year paediatric resident at KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, R R Pravin is an avid writer. A recipient of the Prime Minister’s Book Prize & the youngest recipient of the outstanding contributions to literature by the National Tamil Thiruvalluvar Awards in 2009 after the release of his début novel African Girl in 2008, Pravin has continued to receive international nominations as a finalist in the United States and International Best Book Awards for his collections of short stories, novels and poems through the years across a spectrum of genres. He is also passionate about paediatric palliative care and complex care – a field that is growing in today’s world where there are constant advances in medicine. He believes that writing heals. His patients and their families inspire him. His words immortalise their stories. The sky is truly the limit for 25 year-old Pravin as he releases his 10th book to celebrate a decade of writing.