It’s 2008, the post 9/11 internet era. Millennial Ralph arrives in America seeking to obtain a degree and a shot at the American dream. Contrary to expectations he encounters the travails of a country steeped in recession; the economy anemic and opportunity sparse. Deeply committed to a culture of hard work and lofty achievements, Ralph refuses to surrender to the circumstances of fate. His unmitigated quest for success and achievement takes him down a long, dreary path of back-breaking toil, stupendous innovation, profound self-development and disappointing love affairs. Bearing all this hardship of life by himself metamorphoses the person in him into a resilient personality unmoved by the massive ups and downs of life.
Joel Mendonca was born and raised in Goa, India. He came to the US to pursue higher education at the height of the Great Recession in 2008. He is an avid reader of fiction and takes particular delight in reading about contemporary social and economic issues. He is qualified as an accountant and has a degree in computer systems as well. In his free time, he can be found penning movie scripts or running track.