Life is not easy for a 16-year-old girl living in small-town South India. When the inevitable marriage arrangement is made, fuelled by her dreams and Audrey Hepburn movies, she runs away to the city. She embraces this new world with courage, but soon realizes that she can't run forever.
Rajeev Balasubramanyam was born in 1973 in Lancashire, England and is a graduate from both Oxford and Cambridge Universities. In Beautiful Disguises is his first novel. He has also been short-listed for the Ian St James short-story award.