Tell me: am I really that bad a person? Am I a person you would cross the street to avoid?
No. Please, don't tell me. I know the answer.
What we did that night was wrong, I know, but once we had started we could never let go. Deepal was my best friend; Rahul was her husband. I had no idea where that first, fumbled encounter at a friend's party would lead, but if I had, would I really have done anything differently?
A novella made up of a sequence of five stories, following a young Mumbai woman's complicated and steamy relationship with her best friend's husband. Rati Banerjee
was born in Kolkata, moved to North London when she was seven, and then spent her early teens living with family in Mumbai, before returning to London to work as a TV script editor. She is a successful author of romantic sagas under another pen-name, and enjoys using her experience of two cultures to inspire and inform her work.