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Book Review: Fiction

Posted on Nov 24, 2017 |

The Copenhagen Affair by Amulya Malladi



“Anxiety is depression’s best friend, and sometimes they party together.”

You wouldn’t think a novel about a woman having a breakdown and going through a depression would be fun, but The Copenhagen Affair pulls off being an eminently readable novel.

After Sanya has a breakdown at her office—crying unstoppably in front of her coworkers—her husband of twenty years, Harry, suggests moving to Copenhagen for a year. He has business opportunities he can work on there and she can take what is evidently a much-needed break.

I always like novels set in foreign countries, whether I’ve been there, would like to go there, or will never get there. This one was unsentimental about the good and the bad things of living in this city.

Sanya’s parents have always been upset that she didn’t follow in their footsteps and become a doctor. Also, she married an American. Both her parents and her sister put Sanya down a lot, but Sanya is too nice to say anything.

I enjoyed the growth and change of both Sanya and Harry. The complex cast of characters make this a novel to explore.

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