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Abby is seventeen when he first falls in love. Shalini loves him too, and wants to marry him. But after three years of their relationship, she dumps him brutally one day, leaving him with a torturous set of unanswered questions.
Why did Shalini suddenly dump Abby? Does Abby still love her?
He changes, and so do his views about women. He does things forbidden. He is happy, but love shows up in his life again, this time in the form of Myra, who he marries. She changes him back to his innocent self, but when life throws a curve, she herself turns evil. Just when he gets things in control, Shalini makes a comeback.
Will he dump Myra and their son Rey for Shalini, or will Myra walk away with Rey? Love You Forever is based on a real life story of love – betrayal, success – failure, fun – struggle, and marriage – separation in the life of an IITian/ ISBian entrepreneur-turned-author.
From the Publisher
Q & A with Abbyshek Chandra, the author of Love You Forever
Abbyshek Chandra is a serial entrepreneur, educationist and author.
We ask Abbyshek a few questions about love, friendship and writing.
Q1. Your recent book Love You Forever is a story of love that happens over several years. How difficult was it to put it all together in one narrative?
A. It was really difficult to put a story spanning 16 years in less than 200 pages. When I wrote the first draft of the novel, it was more than 300 pages. Apart from the editing challenges to cut it short, there were emotional challenges too because I had to leave out many scenes from my life that were close to my heart. For instance, the entrepreneurial challenges I faced form a big part of what I am today, but I had to edit them out. I guess the clarity in my head about the central plot helped in editing out scenes that were not that relevant in the context of the story.
Q2. Tell us the story behind the title?
A. The core concept behind the novel is true love, and for me, true love lasts forever. One might get angry with the other in a relationship, but if the love is genuine, it lasts forever. In the novel, no matter what happens in his life, the protagonist always lives by the phrase – love you forever, hence the title.
Q3. How was the mental transition from the field of education to writing a fiction novel?
A. The transition was smooth as I just had to change the frame of reference. When I write textbooks in education, make video lectures, or design an educational product, I do it thinking from a student’s point of view. While writing the novel, I had to think from the character’s point of view and while editing the novel, I had to do it from the reader’s point of view.
Q4. What writing techniques do you use to make sure that your readers can live the story as they read?
A. I get into the shoes of the characters and literally live their lives. I have a lot of conversations with the inner Abby, just like in the novel. While writing, I use very simple English that is grammatically correct. While editing, I read my novel as a reader and ensure that the scenes play out like a video or a movie when the reader reads.
While writing Love You Forever, I used to get into depression while writing the sad parts of the novel, just because I would force myself to think that the episodes of the novel are happening for real. Currently, I am writing a short story in which the protagonist is a girl. So, don’t be surprised if you get a girly smiley from me while connecting over social media; I am trying to get into the groove of her character so that I can think like her.
Q5. What is your favorite episode from the book, which you think gives an edge to the reading?
A. I loved the way inner Abby handled situations throughout the novel and pulled Abby out of failures. Given a choice, I would call each of those episodes my favourite, because they are inspiring. No wonder, readers have been falling for him.
Apart from the inner Abby episodes, the comeback of Shalini has to be my favorite because it is a turning point in the story and it makes the readers curious about what is going to happen next. Had she not come back, the story would have been different.
Q6. Would you be open to experimenting with genres in the future?
A. I believe that a good author is never bound by genres and I want to be known as a good author. So yes, I will be experimenting with different genres in the future. Talking about genres, apart from my debut novel, Love You Forever that falls in the fiction genre, I have already authored some well-received books in the education genre.