Endless Life

By Surinder Deol

“ENDLESS LIFE portrays a woman’s search for love and meaning in an increasingly complex world. Written in lyrical prose, the story transports the reader to a variety of locales, from the suburbs of Washington, D.C., to the opulent mansions of New Delhi, to exotic beaches of Goa, and to the centuries-old villages of the Indian countryside. The story traces events in the life of Malti, a sensitive, emotionally vulnerable, and tradition bound young girl, who grows up to be a tough, independent, and resourceful woman fighting for socially sensitive issues like girls’ education, while coping with a heart-rending tragic loss in her own life.

In Malti’s own words, “Life is a flow; it’s a continuum. Nothing really goes away. We continue to live despite all the hardships and tragedies. We plan new things, always expecting to see better days in the future. We never stop dreaming.” It is this act of not stopping to dream that makes life “endless.””

Surinder Deol
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Surinder Deol was born in India, and moved to the United States in 1983 to work for the World Bank in Washington, D.C. His collection of poems A Moment in the Universe was published in 2006. His book The Treasure: A Modern Rendition of Ghalib’s Lyrical Love Poetry, published in 2014, received critical acclaim from leading academics and Ghalib scholars. Endless Life is his first novel. He lives in Potomac, Maryland.