Sagarika Mehta walks out of her nine - year - old marriage, meets with a near - fatal accident and goes into a deep coma all on the same day. After six months, she wakes up with no memory of her past. When she is discharged from hospital a year later, Rishab, her husband, whisks her away to an unfamiliar address in Gurgaon to convalesce.
There, in that plush apartment, with people waiting on her hand and foot, Sagarika can�t shake off the feeling that something is wrong.
Why does the scent of a particular cologne unsettle her? Why does the innocuous word Cheeni bother her? and why is Rishab so evasive in response to her queries about her past?
A Forgotten Affair is a gripping story of a woman caught between two worlds.
About the Author
After writing feature articles for various publications, PR firms and companies for nearly two decades, Kanchana Banerjee decided to pursue her long - cherished dream � to write a novel. She holds a master�s degree in English from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. She lives in Gurgaon with her husband, son and two dogs, Archie and Casper. A Forgotten Affair is her first novel.
A short and breezy read about love, life and destiny.
On the over the book might seem like just another book involving love, extra-marital affair and then destiny having it’s own game. But it offers more than just that. It shows the struggle of the lady who has forgotten her whole life, the desperation of a man to keep his life in control, the faith of a person that love will find it’s way back, as it is said to be. Book surely offers something different from the regular chick-lit novels readers usually come through.
Review of “A Forgotten Affair” – Kanchana Banerjee
A forgotten affair is the story of Sagarika/Rika/Reeks/Cheeni as affectionately called by others. She, having woken up from a six month long coma is told by Rishabh, who calls himself her husband, that she was a victim in the Mumbai bomb blast. She has lost her memory and is totally dependent on him to guide her through her past. However, he is intent on keeping her away from it. Rishabh moves her away from their Mumbai home to an opulent hi...
Kanchana's debut novel is a strong book. Not only does she pick an uncomfortable topic which is usually avoided in the urban setup without being judgemental but ends the book at an unusual and apt note. The book flows smoothly and even though the storytelling is non-linear, there are no abrupt jumps. Sagarika comes across as a strong woman, guided by her instincts even though she is surrounded by uncomfortable realities. Her husband comes across as vicious and hateful. It is impossible to re...