The Reconciliation

by Shilpi Ahmed



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/11/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781456784867
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781456787967

About the Book

A woman, desperate to escape an abusive and fanatic husband, returns to the country where she grew up, only to discover that her soul has always been trapped in her turbulent past. Burdened with internal wounds of regret and two small daughters, she attempts to fight her inner demons to conquer all that has repressed her for so many years. ***** A man tormented by his feelings of inadequacy due his lower social status, and his role in the betrayal of the woman he loves, that leads to a murder gone unnoticed, struggles for absolution and atonement. ***** A woman battles her family and belligerent social pressures, in order to build a career and an identity of her own, only to find that marriage was her ultimate fate. Spurned by an unrequited love, she pledges to remain a spinster, until she is blackmailed to make what she see’s as the ultimate sacrifice. ***** A son is ostracized by his father for marrying a Non-Muslim, and what his family interpreted as a betrayal of ones duty to a newly born nation, becomes estranged from his Bangladeshi family. Divided for three decades by their differences in principle and the gap in communication as well as thousands of miles between them, he returns to his homeland to face them on his fathers deathbed, and as he desperately tries to reconcile the past with the present, time betrays him, only to discover an amazing revelation that fills him with insufferable guilt. ***** A Muslim boy, growing up in London becomes culturally confused and is torn between the demands of his eastern family and a western lifestyle. In his search for a girl he once loved, he battles his need for an identity and learns to find peace, but at a great cost. ***** A forbidden love, beleaguered by religious stigma, destroyed by the demands of duty to ones family, survives to be nurtured in the heart of a young girl who finds it impossible to resolve her feelings. Tormented by her need to be loved back, she goes through a life that’s chosen for her by fate, beset with the ghouls of her past, hoping against all odds for a reconciliation. Each story is a first person account of how they come to reconcile their hearts with their circumstances.

About the Author

Shilpi Ahmed grew up in London, U.K where she spent half her life. The other half she spent in Bangladesh, far from everything close and familiar. She graduated in Sociology and then went on to do another degree in Business Management, followed by a career in leading businesses in the service sector. This sudden move has given her a range of experiences and a sensibility that has motivated her to write. Her interests are art, history and film.