The Broken Amoretti: A Love Story from the Queer World
by Sudipto Das & Aparajita Dutta
Number Of Pages: 296
Publisher: Niyogi Books Pvt. Ltd. (Under the Imprint: Olive Turtle)
Author: Sudipto Das & Aparajita Dutta
To begin afresh, after her broken marriage, Saoli returns to India and starts living in prembajar at the house her grandfather had bought from Bitasta’s father. While cleaning the house, Saoli comes across an old diary, perhaps belonging to Bitasta’s mother, Panchali. The Diary has a very cryptic poem written in dactylic hexameter, the archaic meter of the ancient Greek epics. Aware of the fact that Sairandhri didn’t let her son, Parush, marry Bitasta, even though sairandhri and bitasta’s mother were best of friends, saoli gets in touch with the reckless parush, recently accused in a high-profile IP theft case in the US. As Parush tells Saoli about his heedless and shattered life, his unrequited love affair with Bitasta, his lifelong hatred for his mother and his topsy-turvy corporate career in the US, Saoli unearths the darkest secrets hidden in the cryptic poem all this long.
Why didn't Sairandhri want Parush to marry Bitasta? Why was Bitasta the only person she wished to see on her death-bed? Why had she been nothing more than a beautiful but lifeless mural at home? The cryptic poem has the answers. Join Saoli and Parush in their journey to decode the past and discover their real identities, where love can never be chained by stereotypes. It’s time to set love free!
Unusually bold narrative … Almost lyrical in nature
- The Times of India