New book portrays dark side of ‘Subtle Obsessions’

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Author Ahamed Ali Khan tells two stories exploring duality of beauty and sadness

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A highly emotional work that strives to take those who dare into the deeper, darker depths of the human psyche.

Author Ahamed Ali Khan has seen truly beautiful things, a variety of resplendent sights unique to their places of origin and shaped by nature into perfection. He has also felt the sadness of witnessing the destruction of these sights. His book, “Subtle Obsession” (published by Xlibris AU), depicts the dichotomy of beauty and sadness, and the destructive forces that take said beauty away, leaving behind nothing but grief and pain.

Khan tells two stories, “The Sandy Beach Will Hurt You” and “Sadness Behind Beauty,” both exploring the theme of subtle obsessions that become harmful. They are multilayered tales blending romance and suspense, feelings of love, motherhood as well as other, less savory, impulses. Set in exotic locales such as Chennai and Mumbai, these stories of “Subtle Obsession” aim to stir readers’ feelings, to compel visceral reactions, as they witness the human drama unfold in the pages before them.

“Anger, separation and sadness are just examples of emotions we as human beings would have felt and know what it is,” Khan explains. “What I have done is to magnify it with the sole purpose of getting the reader to be involved - emotionally.”

“Subtle Obsessions” is a highly emotional work that strives to take those who dare into the deeper, darker depths of the human psyche.

“Subtle Obsession”
By Ahamed Ali Khan
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 208 pages | ISBN 9781499004809
E-Book | 208 pages | ISBN 9781499004823
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ahamed Ali Khan is currently living in Singapore. Besides writing, he is an actor, and has performed on stage as well as for television. Readers who would like to see Khan perform, they can search him on Youtube by searching for Ahamed Ali Khan as Gandhi in “Satyameva Jayanthe,” or Ahamed Ali Khan as Gandhi in “GODSE” – this play was performed twice in Singapore. One can search for “Roystan Tan’s KAKI” to see him in another local commercial.         

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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