Book by Poonam Chatterjee (author of I Will See You on the Other Side of the Stars)
Kolkata,: Poonam Chatterjee’s second novel, Dear Wife… you are fired is about to be published and distributed by Paper Towns and Bookaholics.
After her first novel I Will See You on the Other Side of the Stars, the author has yet again managed to capture the complicacies of the human psyche – the intertwined emotions of love and jealousy mixed in with the benevolent thought of leaving behind a meaningful relationship to remember one by – in her new book, Dear Wife, you are fired.
The story starts in medias res of a relationship which has long since left behind its trembling, giddy ‘happily ever after’ youthfulness and is bang in its mid-life crises situation. More often than not, at this stage, the affections and emotions of agile love that used to be clear on the surface once upon a time, lies buried beneath years and years of practical, real-life struggles, wrapped in thick layers of apathy and exasperation. And yet, all the earlier emotions are still there, somewhere, waiting to spring back onto the surface with just a whiff of distraction around…
Ved and Rusha were once inseparable college sweethearts. However, as the years passed and they settled into the responsibilities of married life, their love and affection for each other faded. They focused solely on their duties and obligations, neglecting the tender and caring aspects of their relationship. Tragically, Rusha discovers that her time on earth is limited. In her final days, she wants her husband to rediscover happiness and fulfillment. Ved is left with a note and an address for an ashram, which he follows, leading him to a world of spiritual awakening. The ashram is an unusual place, filled with therapists who offer a unique method of healing: professional cuddling. Ved is skeptical at first, but as he opens himself up to this new experience, he finds a renewed sense of love and connection within himself.
About the Author:
Poonam Chatterjee is a 28-year-old Indian author, pet lover and foodie. From the tender age of 10, Poonam found her calling in the writing world and since then, have been scribbling away her unconventional ideas, sometimes in the last pages of notebooks and sometimes on online blogs. After completing her graduation in Mass Communications and Journalism from rani Birla College, Kolkata, Poonam started taking baby-steps in the world of media through internship programmes with the top names in the industry like Radio One. She works on and off with Power Publishers, where she also started her work in the film industry, dabbling her hands into script-writing and film-directing. Power Publishers launched her debut work I Will See You on the Other Side of the Stars as well. The tale of a Santa and his Moth, in which Poonam had assisted the director Mr. Aneek Chaudhuri has been nominated to be premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.’