ISBN 9789381626009,Two Fates: The Story Of My Divorce

Two Fates: The Story Of My Divorce


Judy Balan



Westland Publications

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9789381626009

ISBN-10 9381626006


Number of Pages 220 Pages
Language (English)


Two Fates: The Story Of My Divorce is the author’s debut novel that features a love story gone sour. The protagonists are Rishab and Deepika. Rishab is a typical IITian with a lucrative career and a dream to become a novelist someday. He is also polite and impulsive. Deepika is his polar opposite in every way. As they say, opposites attract, and the two end up falling in love with each other. They decide to get married and seal their love. Alas, as with any good love story, there is one major deterrent to their plan. Rishab is a Punjabi and Deepika, a Tamilian. They face opposition from their respective families who strongly disapprove of their cross-community union. But in the end, love conquers all. Rishab and Deepika finally tie the knot. Now 4 years have passed, and all is not well in their marriage. Rishab and Deepika are no longer in love, and are headed for divorce. But there’s a not-so-tiny glitch in their breakup plan. Their families are now at peace with each other, and willing to do whatever it takes to keep the couple from splitting up. If getting married was tough, getting divorced is proving twice as hard for the couple. Their families have joined hands to ensure that the couple stays together till death parts them. Both families even go to the extent of living under the same roof. Rishab and Deepika could either succeed in getting a divorce amidst all the meddling from their families, or on the other hand, they could get stuck with each other for life. Whatever the outcome, the plot and the characters are hilarious and entertaining. Two Fates: The Story Of My Divorce was published by Westland in 2011. It borrows its background from Chetan Bhagat’s novel, Two States. About Judy Balan Judy Balan is an Indian blogger and writer. As of May 2012, she has written one fictional novel, Two Fates: The Story Of My Divorce. Judy worked as a copywriter in the field of advertising. She left her job to to become a stay-at-home mother and a full-time writer. She is also involved in theatre, and has tried her hand at writing plays while working with a theatre company called Stray Factory. At the time of the release of her debut novel, she took up an editorial job with Frost and Sullivan. She also writes interviews and reviews. Balan currently lives in Chennai with her 5-year-old daughter, Kiara.