I stayed up late tonight (despite an early morning looming on the horizon) to finish the third round of revisions on a manuscript years in the writing. To be this close to the end – i.e. publication and the eyes of readers – is a major temptation to rush on through.
The protagonist is a young, female South Indian girl who grows up in the United States, trying to find her place between her parents’ traditions and her heart’s ambitions. She losses every kind of innocence there is – physical, spiritual, emotional – in her quest to claim herself. A sobering but triumphant story that I hope readers will come to love.