From award-winning writer Anjali Joseph, a compelling new novel about a dysfunctional love affair.
Meet Ved, a British investor heading back to his Indian roots with a business proposition: a lightbulb called the Everlasting Lucifer.
Meet Keteki, an art curator with a nomadic lifestyle, on her way home to Assam.
In Heathrow airport, on the way to Mumbai, their paths cross, sparking an affair that soon turns into an intricate power game — and a complicated journey towards intimacy.
‘The hesitation and wary texting, the one step forward and two steps back — this is a modern love story that also becomes a love story about Assam. I read this book in a single sitting.’
Jeet Thayil, author of Narcopolis
Anjali Joseph is an Indian novelist living in Britain. Her first novel, Saraswati Park, won the Betty Trask Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize, and the Vodafone Crossword Book Award for Fiction. Her work illuminates the inner lives of characters: from a Bombay letter writer to a single mother in a Norwich factory, or the sceptical late-thirties protagonists of her latest novel, Keeping in Touch, as they navigate falling in love. Anjali’s gift is to make art that reconnects readers to their sense of magic. She is working on a novel about the Irish naval officer and archaeoastronomer Boyle Somerville.