Startup Wife, The

Anam, Tahmima

  2 Reviews

Asha Ray, computer scientist extraordinaire and Cyrus Jones, creator of alternative rituals for the non-religious are quite the dynamic duo, and when Asha creates an algorithm that allows Cyrus' rituals to be available via an app, then the sky is the limit.

Newly married and partners from the onset, their lives begin to change when Cyrus is thrust into the limelight and Asha finds herself pushed into the shadows.

Smart and funny, this quirky satire marries gender politics, the world of tech start-ups and the lure of the spiritual in a thought-provoking and entertaining story.

Comments from BDS Reviewers

"A totally original story."

"Cyrus was one of the most memorable characters in any book I've read recently."

"Easy to read, it gripped me straight away."

"The concept was unusual but believable."

"A modern-day love story with an ending that was realistic rather than fantasy. A good read."

"This is not a book you can read in one sitting. There are a lot of characters to remember and how they fit in."

"The book is about relationships, social media, higher power, love and death."

"If you're not into cell phones and apps, you may not enjoy this book quite so much."

"A great behind-the-scenes look at how a social media app is invented."



WARK 007
Contemporary topics. Author's background in anthropology reflected a deeper dive into the rights, rituals and religious elements of the story than the tech start up thread. We enjoyed the play between patriarchy and matriarchy.
Slow start, discussion about its theme were varied and full. Provided an opportunity to reflect on our own relationships - professional and personal. Book especially relevant to those who had created a business with family. It was up to the minute and we enjoyed the strong and supportive roles of the narrator and fellow entrepreneurs throughout the story.