‘A Handbook for my Lover’ is a non-fiction book written by Rosalyn D’Mello and published by Harper Collins India. The author was on a book tour across India and released the book in Chennai as well @ The Folly, Amethyst Cafe. I went to the book release event, here are some highlights from there.
- This is a non-fiction book based on the author’s own experience of a relationship with a man who is almost three decades older than her.
- He has not read the book yet – or at least that’s what the author says!
- The content is from a collection of letters written by the author to her lover over six years.
- The book delves into uncharted territory and attempts to break myths and barriers. It’s an erotica in a poetic language.
Some interesting quotes by the author from the book release event –
“Love is not all roses; it is actually a mess.”
“To me eroticism in literature is about language.”
“There is a certain level of intimacy to fighting as well.”
From the book description –
A Handbook for my Lover is a poetic, erotic account of two lovers fated to seek refuge in the transient.