The early 1990s. It's raining in Shillong.
Eight-year-old Sophie Das is convinced she is adopted. But she is looking forward to meeting the baby kicking in her mother's stomach and that will keep her from running off to her real parents. For now.
Aman Moondy will attempt the Indian Administrative Service exam for the second time. Distracted by the lovely Concordella and plans for a first-of-its-kind Happening, his heart really lies with Pink Floyd and the messages they are sending him through their music.
College lecturer Firdaus Ansari is struggling with her thesis on Jane Austen, staffroom politics and an unpredictable boyfriend. One of these days she will finish that thesis, have a no-nonsense talk with her boyfriend, and get out.
Lunatic in my Headis a funny yet tender portrait of three people determined to break out of their small-town destinies.
'. . . haunting, lyrical and daring, bringing fresh air into the stale confines of Indian writing . . . '
Siddhartha Deb, author of Surfaceand Point of Return