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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
Each evening, nestled in Berlin’s Treptower Park, the immigrant circus comes to life.
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 tensions flare.
Ellie is passionate about the circus 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.
One night, in the midst of a show, two young circus boys come to blows. 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 writes literary fiction. Her stories often take place in rich settings and explore the search for identity from an outsider’s perspective. Her 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.
Nillu also writes young adult urban fantasy under the pen name N. Z. Nasser. Her story ‘The Tombstone Man and the Coming of the Tigress’ can be found in UnCommonly Good (2017). She is currently working on a series.
She loves the balance that the two strands bring to her work. Literary fiction is often about surviving the world. YA fiction is about saving it. And the world can be so dark that sometimes that saving it–at least on paper–is a whole heap of fun.
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.
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6. Author short bio
Nillu Nasser is a writer of literary fiction novels, including All the Tomorrows (2017), Hidden Colours (2018) and An Ocean of Masks (due 2019). She also writes young adult urban fantasy. 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
All the Tomorrows
“Where to begin reviewing a book as near perfect as All the Tomorrows by Nillu Nasser? 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! 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. Bravo!” ~ Viga Boland, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews
“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
“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
“Nasser eloquently explores racism, Islamophobia, and xenophobia through a narrative that’s tender, haunting, and fearless. Yusuf is a particularly memorable character with a complex architecture of inner turmoil about his identity in this strange land and the traumatic losses that drove him from his homeland. The city of Berlin plays an intricate part of Hidden Colours as Nasser draws on its history to illuminate the irony and hypocrisy of political and cultural views threaded through this novel, while also painting a vivid portrait of the celebration of cultural diversity to offset the uglier side of the populace. Hidden Colours is an unforgettable tale of personal trauma and social justice.” ~ Caitlin Lyle Farley, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews
“Nasser brings characters to life with sharp dialogue, heartfelt atmospheric description, and some quite shocking violence which is painfully realistic to our time. Ellie and Yusuf really pave the way for an exciting future of heroes in fiction. Overall, Hidden Colours is a must-read for those who enjoy interpersonal drama and are also concerned with the cold, discriminatory hatred that’s seeping into our world.” ~ K.C. Finn, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews
“In many ways, there is no better time for the appearance of Hidden Colours, with its themes of intolerance, repression, prejudice, and communities clashing with each other as they assimilate immigrant newcomers. The stage is ripe for this story of different perspectives, desires for safety and community, and the issues posed by immigrants who are viewed as threats, and Nillu Nasser does an exquisite job of reflecting this environment and the social and political forces at work among all groups.” ~ Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Reviews
“Hidden Colours by Nillu Nasser is the breathtaking, emotionally raw and politically stimulating novel about a young refugee fighting to build a home in a strange land. I was taken along on a provocative, heartfelt journey from the first page to the striking conclusion. The end stunned me, leaving me reverberating with unchecked emotion. The author managed to create a breathtaking and colorful story world all her own, with characters with which one can easily sympathize. Her themes lent extra depth, drawing in the reader, compelling them to hear her daring, yet peaceful message of compassion and hope.” ~ Alyssa Elmore, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews