On her book 'Faraway Music'
On a long-haul international flight writer Piya Choudhury tells the one story she hasn't yet told - her own. Loved and indulged by her mother and grandparents, but haunted by the mysterious absence of her father, Piya grows up in Kolkata, a gifted and impetuous child who pursues her studies with the same passion as she does her first few adolescent crushes, until a savage encounter leaves her repulsed. She moves to Mumbai hoping to become a journalist and falls deeply in love with her editor, Abir, but when a controversial story she is working on is stymied, she is forced to choose between the man she loves and her own integrity. Years later, she is settled in New York, married to a renowned artist who helps her find herself creatively. A liberated, successful, and dynamic writer, Piya has everything she's ever wanted, until she is revisited by her past. Sensuous, profound, lyrical and moving, 'Faraway Music' is a story of family, friendship, fame, love and loss - and all that lies in between.