Thanks for stopping by! It’s been a busy couple of years and it feels great that I’ll be able to share with you what I’ve been working on soon.
A couple of writerly announcements!
***Update: SIDE BY SIDE has been awarded a 2019 Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY) Silver Medal for Multicultural Fiction. Thrilled and honoured!
I’m thrilled to announce that my novel, SIDE BY SIDE, will be published by Inanna Publications and released in the fall of 2018.
Available in Canada and the USA via the links below. To be released in the UK in May 2019.
Available at Chapters/Indigo: http://bit.ly/2CNScNL
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/2EYMomB
Publisher’s website: http://bit.ly/2J4uhKb
Synopsis: Kavita Gupta is a woman in transition. When her troubled older brother, Sunil, disappears, she does everything in her power to find him, convinced that she can save him. Ten days later, the police arrive at her door to inform her that Sunil’s body has been found. Her world is devastated. She finds herself in crisis mode, trying to keep the pieces of her life from falling apart even more. As she tries to cope with her loss, the support system around her begins to unravel. Her parents’ uneasy marriage seems more precarious. Her health is failing as her unprocessed trauma develops into more sinister conditions. Her marriage suffers as her husband is unable to relate to her loss. She bears her burden alone, but after hitting her lowest point, she knows she needs to find a better way of coping. Desperate for connection, she reaches out to a bereavement group, where she meets Hawthorn, a free-spirited young man with whom she discovers a deep connection through pain. After being blindsided by a devastating marital betrayal, she wonders if a fresh start is possible in the wake of tragedy. Will she escape her problems and start over? Or will she face the challenges of rebuilding the life she already has? Side by Side is a story about loss, growth and the search for meaning in the wake of tragedy, illuminated through one woman’s journey from harm to care.
I’m also proud to announce that my novel CAUGHT IN A LIE (previously ASHA & MALA) will be published by HaperCollins Canada and released in 2020. Stay tuned for updates about this too!
Review of “The Escape Artist” by Stephen Sohn:
“The story also reminds me somewhat of the work of Jhumpa Lahiri and Rishi Reddi in the novella’s nuanced depictions of South Asian North American family lives and local communities and would pair well with any number of stories from Interpreter of Maladies, Unaccustomed Earth, and Karma and Other Stories. We’ll look forward to future works from Kushwaha.”