A sixty-year-old spinster finds a surprising way to avenge a love betrayal from her youth. A daughter regrets making a peripheral wish inadvertently come true. An accomplished pianist chases her fears of ageing to the bottom of a bottle. A young girl tries to regain control of her life by destroying another. An investigative reporter gains enlightenment about her own sexuality during an interview.
Once again, the author of Afterlife: Ghost stories from Goa brings us stories set against the backdrop of lush and vibrant Goa, India. Jessica Faleiro’s collection of interlinked stories explore how five, middle-class women try to make sense of loss and trauma in their lives.