When Goodbye Begins: life takes over by Geeta Lal Sahai
When Goodbye Begins: life takes over - is a collection of five stories where memories and grief play an extremely important part. The stories are inspired by true events: the love story of a bipolar in this pandemic; estranged wife accepting the reality and coming to terms with husband’s lost world and identity; an ‘out of love’ woman fighting for her sanity and respect; violence survivor trying to find her bearings and love. Stories portray the fragility of the human mind, dignity, and dark black ash left by grief and lost love. The themes are contemporary and the women characters fight for their identity, juxtaposing memories with reality. Do they ‘move on’? Or do they move ahead with their complexities?