Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You” by Amulya Malladi, She Writes Press, July 2019
Amulya Malladi, Author of “The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You” has written a wonderful, thought-provoking, intriguing and time-appropriate novel. The Genres for this Novel are Fiction and Women’s Fiction. The timeline for this story is in the present. The story takes place in corporate America and in companies around the world. There is a feeling of “The Hunger Games” as women and men compete for the management positions. The author describes her characters as complex, complicated, motivated and insecure.
Asmi, almost 40 years old is single, and a marketing director in a big company. When the opportunity arises that there is an available position in top management. Asmi finds her competition is an aggressive man with less experience than she has. Asmi realizes that she really has a fight on her hands to get the position.
I appreciate that the author discusses contemporary issues that face women and careers, marriage, and children. The standards aren’t equal for women and men. What are the choices that women have? Asmi has to figure out what her goals in her life her. Then Asmi has to decide how to get what she wants. After speaking and helping other women, Asmi realizes that women have their work cut out for them. Can she get what she wants?
I recommend this novel for readers who enjoy a thought-provoking novel. The author discusses the importance of family, friends, self-worth, hard work, love and hope.