Priya Basil

The Obscure Logic of the Heart
  • The Obscure Logic of the Heart

  • Priya Basil

    An epic Romeo and Juliet for the 21st century

    In a bustling London café, Anil, now a famous architect, sits waiting for Lina. It is years since he last laid eyes on her, the love of his life.

    Lina is running for the train - punctuality has never been her strength. After all this time she cannot be late to meet Anil.

    Together, they think back to tragedies both personal and political, betrayals large and small. A past played out across three continents that house their rival worlds: Sikh and Muslim, wealthy and modest, liberal and orthodox, corrupt and moral....

    Lina has one more revelation that must be shared with Anil. Might it unite them once and for all, or has it come too late?

Priya Basil was born in London and grew up in Kenya. She now lives in London and Berlin. Her first novel, Ishq and Mushq, was shortlisted for a Commonwealth Writer's Prize, and longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize for Young Writers and the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Priya's novella, Strangers on the 16:02, was one of the annual ten Quick Reads published in February 2011. In 2010 Priya co-founded Authors for Peace - a platform from which writers can actively use literature in different ways to promote peace. Please visit her website: www.priyabasil.com