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An Atlas Of Love is a contemporary romance anthology that does not hesitate to go beyond the usual 'happily ever after' trope.
An atlas of love book review
An Atlas Of Love is a contemporary romance anthology that does not hesitate to go beyond the usual ‘happily ever after’ trope.
Love happens in myriad forms in An Atlas of Love, a compilation of sixteen romantic stories that delves into the details of all types of love – from the purest to the darkest; thus the name ‘Atlas’, which is very apt. After all, everyone has the right to love and be loved in their own acceptable ways.
An Atlas of Love bravely explores different facets of love and not just the typical ‘hero meets heroine’, ‘they fall in love and live happily ever after’ narrative. Its unconventional way of treating love makes it a unique and an interesting read. Here you will find the not-so-happy endings of love, some tragic ones, and also the ones with unexpected twists.
Edited by Anuja Chauhan, the celebrated bestselling author, this romance anthology explores gay love and bares the hypocrisies of our society as seen in ‘The Unseen Boundaries of Love’, the hopefulness, the long wait, the confusion , and the vagueness of long distance relationships as in ‘Siddharth’.
The book starts with Aurodeep Nandi’s ‘Phoenix Mills’ where the author has beautifully included Phoenix Mills as one of the characters, making it an integral part of the narrator’s life. The story also captures the narrator’s anguished quest for love in our present day materialistic society.
My personal favorite is ‘Jilted’ by Cecile Rischmann. It is a story of love, betrayal and revenge where Stefani leaves Gaurav on the day of his wedding to Samantha so that he is forced to live with a girl he did not love. This is revenge in itself!
This Rupa romance anthology is a passionate and compelling contemporary take on Indian romance that explores the complexities of love, friendship and relationships. Overall, it’s a good read.
Come find your type of love with An Atlas of Love. Happy Reading!
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