Title- You Begin Where I End
Author- Sarang Jairaj
Publisher- Srishti Publishers & Distributers
Publication date- 14 Dec 2018
My ratings- 3.6/5
Is it possible to love two people at the same time?
Nafisa is dealing with beers, periods, heartbreak, and dating apps, when she meets her new uniquely average boyfriend. But is he the love of her life? Before Nafisa can figure that out, her life is turned upside down. Her mother Tamanna dies in an accident. In trying to come to terms with her loss, she finds solace in the company of a charming painter. Her life takes a retro turn, with diaries, handwritten letters, and music trying to heal her.
Tamanna is busy simply existing and complaining, when a gorgeous poet takes her on a whirlwind philosophical journey, teaching her to appreciate art, nature, human existence, and love. But is he the love of her life? Before Tamanna can figure that out, her marriage is arranged with an extraordinarily ordinary guy. Amidst arranged marriages, honour killings, letters of blood, and melting ice-golas, Tamanna shall discover her brand of love.
You Begin Where I End spins two unconventional love stories, set two decades apart – 1991 and 2015 – trying to find an answer to the eternal dilemma of darlings – What is love?
You begin Where I End by Sarang Jairaj is a story of girl named Nafisa who’s dealing with her life issues. She had a heartbreak and eventually end up dating a boy named Amar through Tinder. While dating him she meets an another guy named Kiaan through Quora and he eventually becomes her ‘pen pal’.
By the time she was trying to cope up with her issues she faces a turmoil when her mother (Tamanna) dies due to an accident. She finds her mother’s journal that helps her with the healing.
Narration and characterisation- Narration is short and lucid with some sarcastic and humourous feels. Writing style could be improvised. Character development didn’t meet my expectations by the end of the story.
Overall it’s a short and one time read.
P.s.- The colour of the book is pretty intriguing and vibrant.✨
Thanks to the author for sending me the review copy.✨
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