Anita Nair is the author of the bestselling novels The Better Man, Ladies Coupe, Mistress, Lesson in Forgetting, Idris and Cut Like Wound. She has published a collection of poems titled Malabar Mind, a collection of essays titled Goodnight & God Bless and four books for children. Anita Nair has also written two plays and the screenplay for the movie adaptation for her novel Lessons in Forgetting, which was a part in Indian Panaroma at IFFI 2012 and won the film award in 2013. Among other awards, she was given the Central Sahitya Akademi Award for her contribution to children's literature in English. Her books has been translated in over thirty languages around the world. She is the founder of the creative- writing and mentorship programme, Anita's Attic.Mukundan, a middle-aged bachelor, is forced to return to his native Kaikurussi, a sleepy village in Kerala. Determined to conquer old ghosts, Mukundan decides to restore his childhood home and hires One-Screw-Loose Bhasi, an outcast painter, to oversee the renovations. A practitioner of a unique style of healing, Bhasi is intrigued by Mukundan's unhappiness and sets about mending his troubled friend. But the durability of Mukundan's transformation into a better man is soon called into question.