There is a Tide

Author : Simar Malhotra

Publisher: Rupa Publications India

Publish Date : 1st Sep 2014

Pages : 175

An astonishing achievement for a 17 year old. Simar Malhotra writes with earnestness and fluency in a voice both endearing and moving. The novel is a compelling read, and its young author can only get better, in what promises to be an extraordinary writing career.

- Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Author, Eminent Politician 

This is Rhea's story... 

Young, carefree and happy, her life revolves around her family, her loving parents and her two older brothers: Arjun, the eldest, an idealistic young man who is an active member of the People s Party; and Daksh, who is the black sheep of the family. 

Rhea is thrilled by her admission into a summer programme at Yale University. She arrives 
starry-eyed and is immediately caught up by the excitement of university life in America. She makes new friends and falls in love with the dashing and enigmatic Abhimanyu. But her world is soon shattered by a message from back home. Arjun has been made a scapegoat in a political conspiracy and implicated in a murder charge. She returns to find her father in a coma and her mother distraught.


On the brink of giving up hope, who will Rhea summon to her rescue? Will Abhimanyu, who abhors India, help Rhea negotiate this quagmire? How will they unravel the mystery behind Arjun's wrongful murder charge? Will Abhimanyu and Rhea see the tomorrow of their dreams together or walk different paths?

Find out in There Is a Tide... a powerful debut which lays bare political intrigue and its impact on the lives of ordinary citizens.