There was a girl
With a curl
Right in the middle of her forehead
When she was bad she was punished
Then, she had her revenge
This is what Ruby Iyer’s story is about. Almost. She is one messed up girl, who spends most of her teen years trying to unlearn everything her parents taught her. That is, when she forgets to be angry, with the world.
What can’t be overcome, has to be tossed aside. That’s Ruby’s philosophy. Till life does it to her: throws her over. And then when she meets the boy/ man of her dreams. He is not the kind she imagined she would ever be attracted to… Yet, he is just what she needs. She knows that. But will she accept it?
How many lives will Ruby need to live, to realise she can’t bend life to her will. It’s life, which will sketch her… To the blueprint it has in mind.
Its all a bit cryptic I know; bear with me, its the writer in me not wanting to give away more.
Ruby Iyer started off as a weekly series, right here on UKAsian. Thanks to you: the readers who wanted more, The Ruby Iyer Diaries, a glimpse into the origins of an angry young girl, who will come of age in a city on the verge of total annihilation is now on sale here.
The Ruby Iyer Diaries, is a prelude to The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer: about a girl desperate to rescue her best friend, a cop willing to do anything to save the city he serves, and a delusional Doctor bent on its destruction. Also, out soon.
Here’s to finding your inner Ruby Iyer.