Have you ever entered into counseling with a therapist? If so, this question is for you: While talking about your marriage, relationship or whatever, have you ever wondered what’s going on in your therapist’s life? Have you ever paused and thought: I wonder if his/her marriage is wonderful, or if they suffer from some problems.
Author Neel Mullick’s novel, DARK BLOSSOM (RUPA) introduces us to therapist, Cynthia and patient, Sam. Sam has tragedy touch his family’s life, and therapist, Cynthia is going through a rough divorce. In this doctor’s office we meet a couple of people dealing with some heavy stuff.
What happens when doctor and patient find themselves in the same sinking boat. Moreover, when they are rowing in opposite directions–one clinging to the past, and the other unable to get rid of it! In the midst of it all is Lily, Cynthia’s daughter, who harbours a secret that has the power to explode the lives around her.
Taut with tension and intensity, Dark Blossom is a short glimpse of what lies under the surface of apparently ‘normal’ people. The cover is noteworthy. The ending may surprise you … our time is up.
With degrees in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon, USA, and Business Administration from INSEAD, France, Neel is the Head of Product and Information Security at a Belgian family-office technology company.
He mentors women entrepreneurs through the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, is involved in raising a generation of digital and socially-aware leaders with the Steering for Greatness Foundation (Nigeria), supports improvement in the quality of life of domestic workers at Emprendedoras del Hogar (Peru), and is helping IIMPACT (India) break the cycle of illiteracy plaguing young girls from socially and economically impoverished communities.
He lives on three continents, spending his time between New York, Brussels, and New Delhi, has survived ten days (and nights!) at an airport, and a free fall five-hundred metres from the sky.
Concerned with the inverse correlation that seems to exist between society’s progress and the empathy with which it interacts with the universe around it, he firmly believes the solution to a rapidly fracturing world lies in peeling enough layers to discover the similarities, rather than judging on mere superficialities.
Thanks to FSB Associates we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us about any therapy experiences you’ve had. Well announce a winner soon. Good luck.
GIVEAWAY: USA only please.