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A Long Way Home:
A story set in the calm before a storm
- Mitali Meelan
The Adhikaris are a regular, happy family – or so they will have you believe. But at the dinner table, a silence hangs heavy over the three children, especially Arihant and Ishan. Twenty-two-year-old Arihant possesses a secret talent and a shattered heart. He yearns for his muse and ex-girlfriend, only to surprise himself when they finally meet after a long and difficult time apart. If only Ishan could share some brotherly advice rather than sneak about, aloof and increasingly suspicious.
Ishan twenty-eight seems to have the job of his dreams – or at least, his parents’ dreams. But how long can he stay torn between two worlds? How long before someone finds out about his evenings: about the place he goes to and the woman he sees. A novel set in the calm before a storm – after which nothing will be the same for this seemingly happy household. In A Long Way From Home, the Adhikari brothers follow their dreams while re-discovering their relationship with one another. Mitali Meelan weaves a contemporary perspective of love while keeping true to the traditions of an Indian middle-class family.