Former investment banker turned psychiatrist, Lucy Beresford will be at Asia House on 6th October (evening) discussing her book, Invisible Threads a fictional book drawing on the author’s experiences in India.
Although a fictional book, Lucy did a sabbatical at a clinic in Delhi and was introduced to women coming from desperate, violent backgrounds quite opposite to some of her other experiences in the city rubbing shoulders with the former PM and Bollywood celebrities.
Shortlisted in the fiction category for the 2015 Rubery Book Award, the story follows a therapist and her work at a clinic that introduces her to the many paradoxes, cultural nuances and conflicts between traditional and modern attitudes towards women in Delhi. It sounds like a fascinating book, not least because I call Delhi home for over a third of the year and have done so for the last seven years. It’s certainly a complex city state.
Events at Asia House often seem more intimate and informal than other book events, those of you lucky enough to get a ticket will be in for a treat!