Subhash Jaireth launching “After Love” at Paperchain

johnboy 2 October 2012

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This in from Paperchain:

Please join us for the launch of After Love by Subhash Jaireth.

The book will be launched by Paul Hetherington.

Thursday October 11
5.45 for 6.00pm

RSVP Wednesday October 10
Telephone 6295 6723 or


A haunting novel of love, betrayal and redemption, set in India, Russia and Italy.

Vasu, a young Indian student of architecture, arrives in Moscow in the late 1960s. He falls in love with Anna, an archaeologist and an accomplished cellist, yet his romanticism about the Soviet Union clashes with her experience. He goes back to India to design a village for a co-operative of coffee farmers, but he cannot forget Anna and on his return they marry. Anna wants to leave Moscow but isn’t keen to go to India. They decide to go to Venice where Vasu has been offered a teaching position. In Italy their life unravels when Anna mysteriously disappears without a trace. Years later, Vasu discovers a painful but wonderful truth.

A beautifully written story full of music and emotions that moves with ease across continents, After Love is destined to touch the hearts of readers everywhere.

After Love is published by Transit Lounge.

Praise for Subhash Jaireth’s previous works:

‘offers revelation …reveals a unique insight.’ Canberra Times

‘ultimately about the mystery of creation itself, the silence from which all things come.’ John Hughes

‘a lucid and pungent distillation of desire, longing and loss.’ Judith Beveridge

Subhash Jaireth was born in a small town in Punjab, Northern India. Between 1969 and 1978 he spent nine years in Moscow studying geology. He has published poems in Hindi, Russian and English. His book To Silence: Three Autobiographies was published by Puncher & Wattmann in March 2011 and has recently been performed as theatre piece. He lives in Canberra.

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