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1.All the Tomorrows
Please find here a key facts sheet, which includes all in the information about All the Tomorrows in one place: the book blurb, author bio, editorial team details, available formats, ISBNs.
Sometimes we can’t escape the webs we are born into. Sometimes we are the architects of our own fall.
Akash Choudry wants a love for all time, not an arranged marriage. Still, under the weight of parental hopes, he agrees to one. He and Jaya marry in a cloud of colour and spice in Bombay. Their marriage has barely begun when Akash embarks on an affair.
Jaya cannot contemplate sharing her husband with another woman, or looking past his indiscretions as her mother suggests. Cornered by sexual politics, she takes her fate into her own hands in the form of a lit match.
Nothing endures fire. As shards of their past threaten their future, will Jaya ever bloom into the woman she can be, and will redemption be within Akash’s reach?
2. Hidden Colours
In a city that thrills like a kaleidoscope, refugees struggle to rebuild the rubble of their lives.
Each evening, nestled in Berlin’s Treptower Park, the immigrant circus comes to life. Ellie is passionate about the circus, Germany’s flagship integration project, and drawn to its broken people. Even so, if she wants to keep her job at the newspaper, she must head up a campaign against it.
When Yusuf fled Syria, he lost everything. Now the circus, with its middle-eastern flair, is the only home he knows. When the lights go on, the refugees dazzle their audience, but off-stage they can’t escape the traumas of their past and the far-right radicals that dog their every move.
One night, in the midst of a show, two young circus boys come to blows. The resulting violence shines a spotlight on the refugee estate and swells the tide of public opinion against the immigrant circus.
As tensions rise and with the circus at risk of closure, Ellie must convince her readers that we can have compassion for those we fear or Yusuf will be forced to uproot again.
3. Book themes and target audience
All the Tomorrows is about second chances, the weight of tradition and gender, and the line between happiness and selfishness. It will appeal to readers of literary fiction and women’s fiction, and those who like foreign travel and family sagas.
Hidden Colours is about fear and belonging, violence and fixed viewpoints. It will appeal to readers of literary fiction, and those who like foreign travel and are interested in contemporary politics.
4. Book Team for All the Tomorrows and Hidden Colours
Author: Nillu Nasser
Publisher: Evolved Publishing, www.evolvedpub.com
Editor: Jessica West
Cover artist: D. Robert Pease
Interior Design: Lane Diamond
5. Author bio
Nillu Nasser was born in London, UK, to Indian parents.
She studied English and German Literature at Warwick University, followed by European Politics at Humboldt University, Berlin. After graduating, Nillu worked in national and regional politics, but eventually reverted to her first love: writing.
Nillu’s debut novel, All the Tomorrows, was published in 2017, followed by Hidden Colours in 2018. Her third novel, An Ocean of Masks, is due to be released in 2019. Her stories often take place in rich settings and explore the search for identity from an outsider’s perspective.
Nillu also blogs and writes short fiction. Her work can be found in Mosaics 2: A Collection of Independent Women (2016) and UnCommonly Good (2017)
She lives in London with her husband and three children. If you fly into Gatwick and look hard enough, you will see her furiously scribbling in her garden office, where she is working on her next story.
To find out more about Nillu and her latest books, sign up for her newsletter at www.NilluNasser.com.
6. Author short bio
Nillu Nasser is a writer of literary fiction novels. Her books include: All the Tomorrows (2017) and Hidden Colours (2018). An Ocean of Masks is due to be released in 2019. Nillu has a BA in English and German Literature, and an MA in European Politics. After graduating she worked in national and regional politics, but eventually reverted to her first love: writing. She lives in London with her husband and three children. For further information or to say hello, visit www.NilluNasser.com.
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8. Book sample
The first four chapters of All the Tomorrows can be previewed here.
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11. Editorial reviews
“Where to begin reviewing a book as near perfect as All the Tomorrows by Nillu Nasser? Given this is literary fiction, which is character rather than plot driven, perhaps one should start there…. All the Tomorrows is rich in engaging, realistic characters who grab readers’ hearts and minds and don’t let them go till all the story is told. And what a story it is! Yet, make no mistake: while All the Tomorrows is character driven, those who enjoy a good plot will not be disappointed. There are enough twists to keep plot-lovers reading. But without doubt, what holds readers most are Nillu Nasser’s characters. This is superb writing for a first novel from a very gifted author. Congratulations to Nillu Nasser, and to Evolved Publishing for recognizing her talent. Personally, I hope I get to be amongst the first to read her next novel, Hidden Colours, when it’s released. Bravo!” ~ Viga Boland, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews
“In one way, All the Tomorrows is a love story that reflects the characters’ perceptions of love both within and outside the confines of marriage. Akash and Jaya both have hopes for their arranged marriage; but romance can’t be forced, and doesn’t seem to be evolving. Instead, dreams literally go up in flames, and everything changes for them both. … Replete with hard lessons, determined dreams, and illusions and realities surrounding love and relationships, All the Tomorrows is a gripping saga set under the sweltering heat not just of India, but of hearts on fire. It’s an involving story of the tides and trajectories of love which will especially intrigue readers looking for more than a light dose of Indian cultural insights.” ~ D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
“Each relationship is written with complete authenticity … I loved how the author created a powerful and self-sufficient image of a woman who does not rely on a man to make her complete. Jaya wishes for love but does not diminish her own value in its pursuit.” ~ Ankita Shukla, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews
All the Tomorrows by Nillu Nasser is a gripping tale of love and betrayal and, most importantly, a tale of fire…The story is compelling and original, and it immediately transports the reader into the heart of a culture, a setting that reflects the thrills and perils of Bombay, capturing powerful images of the place in vivid clarity, from the dust of the overcrowded streets to the morality of Bombay. The characters are memorable, well-developed, and deeply explored. The conflict is strong and the reader is captivated as it escalates into a crisis point. All the Tomorrows is a wonderful read and the humanity that is injected into the writing will greatly appeal to readers. Nillu Nasser is a gifted and a great entertainer. This novel is balanced and utterly engrossing.” ~ Romuald Dzemo, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews
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