A flight from New Delhi to New York. Two strangers, Seat 7A and Seat 7B, who have nothing in common. Absolutely nothing. Except they are both hoping the seat next to theirs remains empty. It doesn’t. Mid-flight turbulence and infant incontinence forces them to interact—the cool Wall Street guy and the mom-with-the-drool-stained-sweater-and-ordinary-aspirations. Blistering wit, opposing views, and some unexpectedly poignant admissions keep them addictive engaged and hopelessly sleep deprived through the fifteen-hour journey. Touch down . . . And they leave the cabin without a backward glance, jumping right back into their dramatically different lives. Never to meet again. But somehow they continue to travel together—interlocked forever through an inexplicable connectedness. Can one meeting change everything forever? The Japanese have a term for it: ichi-go ichi-e. One time, one encounter, lasts a lifetime.
A Year of Wednesdays is Sonia Bahl’s second outing into the world of contemporary fiction. Her first was a coming of age novel The Spectacular Miss, which has already been optioned for a film by a Bollywood studio and Sonia has been commissioned to write the screenplay.The author has a very distinctive style of writing. It’s sharply witty, poignant, and cinematic. Her many years spent in advertising as a copywriter and creative director, and her present-day job as a film screenwriter have amalgamated into a unique novel writing style. She moves fast, uses the language skillfully, and creates scenes and characters so vividly they linger with you long after you’ve finished her book.