Kochu Daveed & his Goliaths

by Jerry Reynolds



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/19/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 138
ISBN : 9781489726254
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 138
ISBN : 9781489726261

About the Book

Kochi is a small coastal town in the southern most State of Kerala in India. Kochu Daveed, our hero, was born there in the 1950s, when India was still coming into grips with its new-found independence and going through the turmoil of becoming the largest democracy in the world. His ancestral family was wealthy, but his father lost everything by his laziness and extravagant lifestyle. Kochu Daveed had to discontinue his school studies and start earning his livelihood to put the bread on the table at least once a day. A personality clash with his father made him leave the house and travel to distant places to find his destiny. He had to face lots of challenges, but armed with his faith in his God, he overcame each one of those Goliaths. He returned home only when he felt that he had attained some sort of respect in his house. His dreams of a peaceful family life after his marriage to Theresa lay shattered when he found out that life had a lot more surprises up its sleeves and it was ready to test him further in his beliefs. These new challenges did shake his trust in his God and humanity but being a fighter all his life he did not lie down and accept his defeat but kept finding the inner strength to overcome the challenges one by one. As the saying goes, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going” Kochu Daveed embodies the fighting spirit in all of us who would like to become a success in life.

About the Author

The author, Jerry Reynolds, was born in Kochi, Kerala, India, but now a citizen of Canada. He has a master’s degree in Chemistry and started his career in the Oil & Gas industry from Kochi Refineries, India. After 13 years he moved to Qatar and worked in Qatar Petroleum for 11 years. Then he migrated to Canada in 2011. Now he works as a Supervisor in a laboratory in the Oil sands industry. For him reading has been a passion from a very young age. He used to read all kinds of fiction. Now he is more into non-fiction works mostly based on religions, human origins and success stories. He was good in writing essays and had won the prize for the best essay in a competition in Qatar conducted by an expatriate group. His future plans are to write more about his experiences in spirituality. He lives in Calgary with his wife Asha and kids Savio and Ritika.