Rajesh Deshpande, science teacher in the small Indian town of Nandrapur, is thrown into a frenzy by the arrival of a beautiful young English teacher at his school. Modern, articulate, educated in Britain, she is the woman of his dreams. If only he can find a way to make her feel the same...India is just weeks away from a solar eclipse, and Rajesh feels this is the perfect event to help him capture the heart of the beguiling young English teacher. But it is not long before his wife realizes his adulterous intentions and is forced into a desperate attempt to save her marriage. But it is an encounter with a mysterious female teacher in a bookshop that sets in train a series of events which will change the marriage forever.
Phil Whitaker divides his time between working as a GP and writing. He lives in Oxford with his wife and baby daughter.