Rohan and Ira's life takes an unexpected turn when Ira decides to leave for New York to study. They've been married for only fifteen months, but this is the opportunity of a lifetime, and Rohan is not going to come between his wife and her dream.
So, sad but supportive, he stays back in Delhi. Rohan prepares for a year without Ira, getting by with a little help from his friends.
Life without Ira is going surprisingly well. Until the day, that is, she reveals the real reason she left.
'A light read with a real portrayal of modern relationships.' - Sneha Mahadevan, Hindustan Times
'Siddhesh Inamdar's slim and impactful debut is a modern novel in every sense ... It is applaudable how simply and honestly Inamdar handles the complex situation that is a reality among so many of the Gen-Y couples. The language is poignant and breezy but not for once would it seem biased. The book is delightful and heart-warming, and the ending will leave you surprised.' - The Times of India
'The Story of a Long-Distance Marriage is the modern read every couple needs ... It will keep you turning page after page, wondering what is coming next, and make you feel things you didn't know you were capable of feeling.' - Prerna Prakash, Vagabomb.com
'This tale of modern marriages shows that love conquers the rift of geography ... The protagonists, Rohan and Ira, are very relatable. The novel is for everyone - married, in a relationship, or otherwise. It leaves readers with a warm, fuzzy feeling that love does conquer everything.' - Juhi Chakraborty, HT City, Delhi
'Inamdar writes this everyday story with much affection, offering us a protagonist who may not be as progressive as he thinks he is, but one who is willing to examine what it means to be an equal partner once the mask is off. In Ira, we have a modern woman who's kind and compassionate but isn't afraid to see things for what they are and say it like it is, in her own time. The book thrives on an easy, pacy style, creating a sweet story that stops short of being mushy as we watch a marriage looking for meaning and depth in times when the norms are being redefined.' - Neha Bhatt, Scroll
'The title of this debut novel may seem self-explanatory but don't be tempted to jump to conclusions about what it implies.' - Somak Ghoshal, Mint Lounge
'The story of a marriage and the churning that accompanies it ... It's about two people with a differing sense of what they want from a marriage, from their partner, and small and great expectations.' - Ambika Shaligram, Sakal Times
'A contemporary romance, The Story of a Long-Distance Marriage is immensely readable. Written in lucid prose, Inamdar's debut is a quick read that will be appreciated by those who enjoy love stories.' - Biswadeep Ghosh, Hindustan Times