Overview for Afterwards
When Rahul Tiwari arrives in Kerala for a short break from London, he has no premonition of a life-changing moment. But one glance over the fence at his lovely but reticent neighbour Maya is enough to launch him on a path of no return. He finds himself playing friend, partner, co-conspirator, and finally the entirely unexpected role of saviour as Maya, suffocating under the weight of a loveless marriage and a suspicious husband, turns to him for help. Together, they flee India with Mayaâ€™s one-year-old daughter Anjali and life seems to hold all the promise of a new beginning, until destiny strikes â€¦ With characteristic ease and insight, Jaishree Misra writes in her new novel of the transforming power of love and of the joy and heartbreak of giving yourself to another, for better or for worse.
Jaishree Misra (Author)
Jaishree Misra was born in 1961 and grew up in India, moving to England in 1993. She holds a Masters in English Literature from Kerala University, and two postgraduate diplomasâ€”in Special Needs and in Broadcast Journalism. She has worked in the field of Special Needs in India and in the Department of Social Services in Buckinghamshire, England. More recently, she worked as a Broadcast Journalist with the BBC. She recently returned to live in India with her husband and daughter. Ancient Promises is her first novel.