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About the Book
A young escort in Phuket who has closed her heart to love...A wife, who is forced into prostitution by her husband, endeavours to escape as a stowaway on a ship...A man whose self-destructive infatuation towards a Bollywood star ruins many lives...An unorthodox love between an Indian and a coloured girl from the apartheid-ridden South Africa...A speech therapist who makes a differently-abled boy's dream a reality...A young boy who tries to understand the social stigma attached to rape...A seafarer in England who is saved from disaster on a treacherous night by a mysterious woman...An unassuming man who ends his life, but does not forget his wedding vows even at the moment of death...
How will you react to these characters?
Facets is an intriguing collection of fourteen irresistible short stories that look at various aspects of human relationships. Cleverly drawn from everyday characters and incidents from various parts of the world, these ingeniously plotted storylines have unexpected emotions and twists.
About the Author
Pradeep Gulati is a seafarer working with a multi-national ship management company as a Chief Engineer. He spent his schooling years in New Delhi before moving on for training in Marine Engineering in Kolkata and Mumbai. He has been working at sea since 1981.
The nature of his work takes him around the world, and he wishes to remain an active seafarer for as long as he is medically fit. His main interests, apart from reading and writing, are travelling and watching movies. In the 1980s, his short stories appeared in magazines like Savvy, Chic, Beautiful, Eve's Weekly, Youth Times, etc.
His debut novel, A Brief Candle, was published in 2013. He is also associated with writing the screenplay for a short film, The Inseparables, an official selection at international film festivals. Facets is his second book.
Pradeep Gulati is currently settled in Mumbai, where he lives with his wife, Kanika Dang, who is an actor by profession.
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