Rushali Benjamin thinks she is opportunistic. Here’s why.
Twenty-five, unemployed and only she knows she has anxiety disorder. She lives with her not-so-fine parents and most successful elder brother in a bustling small town of Odisha. She is adamant of hunting for a job – once again, until she could earn the title of ‘Independent Woman’. But it seems her Simi aunty isn’t quite over with her matchmaking cruise. Obstinate in finding a suitable match for Rushali, her aunt announces of Sahil Jacobs – a New Yorker with no green card. Rushali feels disheartened when her mother is determined of getting her engaged with him in a few months. She looks towards her last hope, her cheeky childhood best friend, David, who can help Rushali in escaping the arrangement if not had Sahil proffered an undeniable temporary proposition – a chance to make a life in Manhattan if she agrees to wed him and stay with his live-in partner, Miranda.
Rushali has a decision to make. As her anxiety grows, she faces her dying grandfather who wishes to see her married. She sees a choice that could solve her problem. A choice that could lead her to unexpected friends and perhaps, which may make her confront a certain fear.
Is Rushali ready for a loveless relationship? Will she give in?
Genre Literary Fiction