For the latter, I turn to Sudesna Ghosh, a prolific Indian author who loves cats and often writes stories with atypical heroines. Let's hear what she has to say about her latest release!
About the Book
As promised, my new story has an older protagonist. When I say ‘older’ I mean that my protagonist is over 40 years old. In my previous stories, the heroines have been in their thirties. I love writing about single women who aren’t going crazy in the pursuit of love but somehow end up finding it. One Day in October is set in the week after Durga Puja, a time when the city of Kolkata is trying to get over its festive mood and life is just starting to get back to normal. Gita’s character was inspired by an older friend of mine who loves to bake and should open her own café or bakery soon!
Gita is 40+, single and not ready to mingle. She has her own structured daily life and a cafe to run. She also has her elderly parents who are a handful. One day, when enough is enough, Gita decides to leave her comfort zone. That one day, turns out to be extra special.
Gita was speechless. She gripped her bag before it could fall to the floor. Her father pretended to read the paper which he’d already finished an hour ago.
Looking her mother in the eye, she said, “Ma, I don’t even like the idea of women marking their foreheads with vermillion or anything else to show they belong to a man.”
Her mother frowned. “But I saw you crying,” she insisted.
Gita wanted to throw a cake at her mother. It was fortunate that there was no cake nearby that day.
“No. The priest was doing the rituals next to you all, remember? I got teary because of the smoke from the millions of incense sticks, Ma,” she rolled her eyes.
Shutting the door behind her, Gita heard her mother call out, “Get me some brownies for tea!”
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