Thu, Aug 24|
Author Talk | Deepa Varadarajan
Time & Location
Aug 24, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Suwanee Library, 361 Main St, Suwanee, GA 30024, USA
About the event
Enjoy a fun evening with "Late Bloomers" author Deepa Varadarajan, in conversation with Falguni A. Sheth.
Late Bloomers is a charming and funny debut novel about an Indian American family that is turned upside down when the parents split up thirty-six years into their arranged marriage.
After years of a dutiful but unhappy arranged marriage, recently divorced Suresh and Lata Raman find themselves starting new paths in life. Suresh is trying to navigate the world of online dating on a website that caters to Indians and is striking out at every turn—until he meets a mysterious, devastatingly attractive younger woman who seems to be smitten with him. Lata is enjoying her newfound independence, but she’s caught off guard when a professor in his early sixties starts to flirt with her.
Meanwhile, Suresh and Lata’s daughter, Priya, thinks her father’s online pursuits are distasteful even as she embarks upon a clandestine affair of her own. And their son, Nikesh, pretends at a seemingly perfect marriage with his law-firm colleague and their young son, but hides the truth of what his relationship really entails. Over the course of three weeks in August, the whole family will uncover one another’s secrets, confront the limits of love and loyalty, and explore life’s second chances.
Deepa Varadarajan lives in Atlanta with her husband and two children. She is a legal academic and a graduate of Yale Law School. She grew up in Texas and received her BA from the University of Texas at Austin. Her short fiction has appeared in The Georgia Review and Colorado Review. Late Bloomers is her first novel.
Falguni A. Sheth is a Professor of Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Emory University.
Books available for sale and signing with Eagle Eye Book Shop.
This program is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended.
* Presented by Adult Services.