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Stars from the Borderless Sea

Stars from the Borderless Sea


Two college mates fall in love, only to be separated. Their love stays steady, though they meet just twice in forty years.


A close-knit family. Shadows from the past. A lingering suspicion. And a relationship put to the test.


An emotionally unavailable husband. A confused, hurt wife. An affair that redeems and transforms.


Three strong women, and their journeys. And love, as strong as them. 



On an ordinary morning, the newspaper delivers memories of their past relationships. Reminiscences of love, loss and longing. Of secrets from yesterday that could destroy their today. 

Stars from the Borderless Sea, a collection of 3 riveting stories, takes an unconventional, searingly honest, empathetic look at that most universal of human emotions — love. It offers a fresh take on the nuances and manifestations of love, marriage and relationships. Veering off the beaten track, these stories show that love is eternal, complete, and fulfilling. It doesn’t conform to societal rules, labels, or stereotypes. 


In these times of Tinder, speed dating, hook-ups and break-ups, the book throws up important-and searching questions. What is true love? Who are soulmates? Can love be defined by the constructs of society and convention? Is true love ever unrequited? Can an affair rescue a marriage? Can love grow in the spaces of routine life? Can true love ever tear people apart?





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