Lost in a Fog is a novel written by Shashank Shrestha is a story about the couple Gopinath and Goma and their ideals and beliefs in life are different from one another, just like a mango juice and a chili sauce as a comparison. Gopinath is a teacher who raised in a village and believes in simplicity and living with pride, and a clean conscience. Goma is the ambitious type who seeks for a life of comfort and ease and to have money to buy the luxuries she wants.
It was on the third year of their married life when Gopinath and Goma’s young love started to be challenged with these differences. They disagreed on their ideals and beliefs that led to anger and resentment. Love between them seemed to die. Worst, their son Robinson felt lost in their quarrel.
The characters of the story are strongly sketched and one can read the inner struggle and predicament the 3 characters are experiencing. Gopinath was subjected to feel the little worth of his work as teacher. Goma is a picture of unsympathetic wife while Robinson was not exempted from the troubles his parents are experiencing. Robinson, lost and confused, turned to illegal drugs because of emotional problems and neglect.
The book simple to read although there is some flowery description but the story ends with a thought-provoking result of family dynamics.
The novel Lost in the Fog by Shashank Shrestha was published in 2006.