Selected in Red’s ‘Non-fiction books you’ll love in 2020’
Eleanor is in her late thirties, drinking cocktails on a beach in India, trying to ‘find herself’ like the typical middle-class crisis cliché – with three badass old ladies. How did she end up here?
Could it have been her family falling apart? Was it breaking up with her boyfriend of twelve years, blowing up her whole fucking universe? Maybe it was a string of bad decisions that followed, including dating a violent narcissist who in the end, ghosted her?
Or, was it simply, all three – a battle with depression that headed into a steep descent to rock-bottom.
But Eleanor soon discovers a way out, when she visits Goa – a world away from her problems. As she embarks on a journey of healing, her octogenarian nan and two great-aunts revisit their years growing up in an India under Empire. Learning the importance of history, family and legacy, she finds that enlightenment can come in the face of true adversity.
‘A fun and uplifting memoir.’
Cyan Turan, Cosmopolitan, ’13 of the best books released in March 2020’
‘Warm and funny and unpretentious and wise.’
Holly Bourne, author of Am I Normal Yet?
‘Laced with many laugh-out-loud moments’
The Sunday Post