About The Book
Dev and Dora, an Indo-German journalist couple residing in India, face severe challenges, when weird happenings threaten to throw their personal as well as professional lives out of gear.
She suspects that their helper, Amit, is involved in child trafficking. He does not even want to talk about this specific nonsense, but, in his role as TV anchor, is ever ready to highlight the plight of children in general. His career soars.
Yet his involvement in a shocking incident makes him fear to lose his job. His boss, however, assures him that scandals are good for business. They titillate the palate, ignite fierce debates and, at times, even provoke action. “Shout your way to glory. Its the ratings that count,” he points out.
While both their careers take off dramatically – Dora has become a feisty investors publicist - , jealousy gnaws at their happiness and turns their bedroom from love nest into a den of power games.
Their at times playful, at times painful actions come to a sudden halt when Devs lingering fears prove to be true that invisible hands have pulled strings to destroy him and much, much more. While he tortures himself figuring out who might be the might behind the mayhem, he has a dream.
The novel, set in the India of today with his manifold issues ranging from child labour, the role of the media to marital rape etc., is written in a style (witty, suspenseful, sexy, satirical) that provides not only insights but entertainment. It is thus very much in tune with the times.
About The Author
Roswitha Joshi was born and brought up in Hamburg/Germany as daughter of a daring army officer and artistically inclined homemaker. During her studies of Political Science and History at Hamburg University, she tied the knot with a doctoral candidate from India, with whom she settled down in New Delhi. Their union resulted in a colourful life as well as two spirited children.
While still serving with the German Embassy in New Delhi, she contributed numerous stories to Indian newspapers and magazines, before embarking on her childhood dream of becoming a full-time writer. She likes to describe her multicultural existence as living her own adventure story with humour, wit and grit as survival tools.
Her previous works include:
Life is Peculiar (a collection of anecdotes)
On the Rocks and Other Stories (a collection of short stories)
Once More! (a novel)
Fools Paradise (a collection of musings and amusings)
Indian Dreams (a novel)
For more information go to her website: www.roswithajoshi.in