I found this to be an emotional, often gut wrenching, story that looks at the impact of decisions you make and the impact they have on you and those around you - with often devastating consequences. It's one of those books that you get so caught up in from the beginning and it's tough to let the characters go when the final page arrives. I'm still thinking about them now!!
PK is a man out to live life 'his' way and not his fathers way. And that journey takes him from India to Manchester where he finds himself living a life he doesn't know he wants anymore. Business brought him success, a wife and family, but he's reached that age where he doesn't know what is next and nothing excites him... until he meets the wife of a rival and that ignites his passion again.
Told from the perspective of PK you really get inside his mind, and what also works so well are the letters we get to read written by his wife - seeing life from her viewpoint really adds to the drama and reality of it all. She notices the changes in her husband but she finds it easier to discuss things in a letter with someone else, than to confront her husband and talk over their problems. You really get that head in the sand feeling about their relationship and despite the unhappiness they are unwilling to sit down and talk things over.
The story really takes you on a real emotional rollercoaster and that is down to how well the characters are written and developed along the way. Showing the frailty of human behaviours and how things can change so quickly allows you to connect on a personal level as they ponder the same questions we all do in life.
A story that packs a real punch - loved it!!