Sometimes we can’t escape the webs we are born into. Sometimes we are the architects of our own fall.
Akash Choudry wants a love for all time, not an arranged marriage. Still, under the weight of parental hopes, he agrees to one. He and Jaya marry in a cloud of colour and spice in Bombay. Their marriage has barely begun when Akash embarks on an affair.
Jaya can’t contemplate sharing her husband with another woman, or looking past his indiscretions as her mother suggests. Cornered by sexual politics, she takes her fate into her own hands in the form of a lit match.
Nothing endures fire. As shards of their past threaten their future, will Jaya ever bloom into the woman she can be, and will redemption be within Akash’s reach?
COMING SOON: Watch for the unabridged audiobook to release in 2018.
Print Book Info
Perfect Bound / Softcover:
6.14 x 9.21 x 0.6910 (1.051 Lbs)
308 Pages (24/carton)
List Price: $15.95
"Where to begin reviewing a book as near perfect as All the Tomorrows by Nillu Nasser? Given this is literary fiction, which is character rather than plot driven, perhaps one should start there....
All the Tomorrows is rich in engaging, realistic characters who grab readers' hearts and minds and don’t let them go till all the story is told. And what a story it is! Yet, make no mistake: while All the Tomorrows is character driven, those who enjoy a good plot will not be disappointed. There are enough twists to keep plot-lovers reading. But without doubt, what holds readers most are Nillu Nasser’s characters. This is superb writing for a first novel from a very gifted author. Congratulations to Nillu Nasser and to Evolved Publishing for recognizing her talent. Personally, I hope I get to be amongst the first to read her next novel, Hidden Colours, when it’s released. Bravo!"
"All the Tomorrows by Nillu Nasser is a gripping tale of love and betrayal... The story is compelling and original, and it immediately transports the reader into the heart of a culture, a setting that reflects the thrills and perils of Bombay, capturing powerful images of the place in vivid clarity, from the dust of the overcrowded streets to the morality of Bombay. The characters are memorable, well-developed, and deeply explored. The conflict is strong and the reader is captivated as it escalates into a crisis point. All the Tomorrows is a wonderful read and the humanity that is injected into the writing will greatly appeal to readers. Nillu Nasser is a gifted and a great entertainer. This novel is balanced and utterly engrossing."
"All the Tomorrows by Nillu Nasser is a mirror that reflects the standards that society has forced upon women and, unfortunately, women have also embraced these "norms" as their holy guidelines. ... Nillu Nasser has presented the naked truth, however ugly it is, in black and white.
The author has kept the plot as close to reality as possible and that increased my interest in reading this book all the more. Each relationship is written with complete authenticity; for instance, as sisters, Jaya and Ruhi shared their deepest concerns and personal thoughts without worrying about any judgment, much like most sisters do. The story develops at a slow but steady pace from one event to another. The central emotion (or theme) of the book is grief and I wanted some other emotions to create a distraction from it every now and then. Having said that, I loved how the author created a powerful and self-sufficient image of a woman who does not rely on a man to make her complete. Jaya wishes for love but does not diminish her own value in its pursuit. I would recommend this book to the readers who like stories that challenge the widespread "societal norms" and encourage self-acceptance before anything else."