About the author
A Rajam has loved reading books since a child. Born in New York City, she grew up in a multi-generational home in Chennai where her grandfather and great grandmother were the primary storytellers. After studying English Literature for her graduation course, she went on to take many creative writing classes in India and the USA. AryaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s mind-screen is populated with her eclectic interests in music, theatre, sports, mythology and fashion. She lives in Chennai, a city she adores. This is her debut novel.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Blood Sweat and Tears is a novel guaranteed to appeal to the romantic readers, irrespective of their age or the generation or era they belong to. It is the story of Zaria, a child born to an Indian father and a Russian mother. After enjoying a pampered childhood in Madras, she, along with her mother, is tragically tossed by the vagaries of fate to a faraway Russia to Moscow, where survival is a struggle amidst poverty and heartache. Her ballet classes are the only light in this dark tunnel for young Zaria and as she grows older, ballet becomes her prime passion and the intense ambition of being a successful ballerina her prime focus of life. But amidst the brutally competitive dance world, will she make it? And if she does, will she survive the complex challenges? And most importantly, find the love she yearns to, one she had put on hold and placed second, along the way? Read on to find out about ZariaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s life with all its ups and downs.