Book Review: In Pursuit of Lesser Offence by Sujata Parashar
*Publisher: Alchemy Publishers *ISBN: 978-81-927491-1-2 *Publication Year: 2014 *No of Pages: 265 *Cover: Paperback *Language: English *Genre: Fiction *Price: 150 *Rating: 4/5
This book is for broad minded people. In this 21st century infidelity is common thing, so sleeping with others or one night stand doesn’t matters now a days. Today’s generation is changing, they are taking things lightly. The author’s narration style is crisp, the flow is good and characters feel very real. The dilemma faced by modern couples is very well described by the author. Indian women compromise or adjust herself in a relationship which doesn’t have any meaning or goal in life, while this novel gives a good message to the society that don’t compromise with the person who doesn’t understands your feeling, leave and live your life. The language is simple, flow is fast, and writing style is simple without any difficult jargons. This novel will give an in dept picture of today’s sensitive relationship.
A chance meeting between Avinash Vyas, a married man and Sangeet Mishra, a young divorced woman turns into something more than what they had ever wanted or asked for. Both part ways, nurturing a dislike for the other in their hearts.
They meet again under different circumstances. Their prejudices keep them away until both learn that they had committed similar offences in the past that had not been fully dealth with. It was a past they wanted to avoid.
What was their offence? Why do people marry? What is the relevance of the institution of marriage in modern times? Best-selling novelist Sujata Parashar’s third novel attempts to answer these questions and more as she takes you through the intricacies of modern-day relationships.
Sujata Parashar is a best-selling novelist, poet and activist. Her debut novel, In Pursuit of Infidelity (2009) was a bestseller. The second in the series, In Pursuit of Ecstacy (2011), was long listed for The Economist Crossword Book Award 2012. In Pursuit of a Lesser Offence, completes the ‘pursuit’ series. Her book on poetry, Poetry Out and Loud, was awarded the first prize in 2012 by Butterfly and the Bee, a literary agency.