Author: Navtej Sarna
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Suchita Mittal
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143101765
At the start of the new millennium, Aftab’s life came undone. He turned forty, and his wife of fourteen years left him for another man, taking their only child with her. With uncommon sensitivity and a rare understanding of human emotions, Navtej Sarna has produced a poignant account of a life of missed opportunities and approximate loves.
Now he is on a train to Dehradun, the town of his childhood, doing the one thing he feels he is still good at: running away.
As he looks back on his imperfect past, crowded with personal and professional compromises, only a slim hope saves him from despair: perhaps this flight will give him a second chance to reclaim a long-lost love that could have been his, had he the courage of his convictions. And then he can start afresh.
Navtej Sarna’s shimmering meditation on love and loss becomes a compelling journey through the haunted landscapes of memory.
Exquisitely written, deeply felt, introspective and evocative, Navtej Sarna’s first novel marks an auspicious debut.