Imagine waking up to the feeling that everything you identified with is no longer in existence!
Hello there reader,
To understand the motivation behind ‘Twisted Doubles’ you don’t have to go too far. The story is steeped in an emotion rising among the masses trying to come to terms with the growing shift from the real world to the online world. A feeling that one is ‘lost’ comes from a swift and sudden change, and it can affect everyone, including the internet savvy.
I was caught in a cusp. I grew up surrounded by real people and now the same people are hidden behind thumbnails, tweets, and social media posts. When all your interactions are reduced to email exchanges alone, one hack can set you floating in a void like you cannot imagine. Even worse, if the identity is held by someone other than you, everything is, quite literally, lost. This can happen to anyone, and not just the ‘careless’ or the ‘newly arrived on the scene’.
Imagine waking up to the feeling that everything you identified with is no longer in existence. The journey our protagonist Anjali Aiyer is forced to go on, begins here. Everything she knew, everything she had, and everything she ever identified with is ripped away from her in a cruel and tragic way. The rest of the book deals with the how she gets back to where she began. This is a feel good ‘Triumph over Evil” story, and nothing here is simple. Complex emotions collide with a huge bundle of practicalities that have to do with establishing one’s identity where it matters. That is the core plot. Everything seemingly ‘real’ or seemingly ‘far-fetched’ is supplanted to expose the trials along one such unique trap.