Keeping in Touch

Keeping in Touch
Genre : Fiction
Published : 9 Jun 2022 - Scribe
From award-winning writer Anjali Joseph, a compelling new novel about a dysfunctional love affair. Meet Ved, a British investor heading back to his Indian roots with a business proposition: a lightbulb called the Everlasting Lucifer. Meet Keteki, an art curator with a nomadic lifestyle, on her way home to Assam.

In Heathrow airport, on the way to Mumbai, their paths cross, sparking an affair that soon turns into an intricate power game ― and a complicated journey towards intimacy.


The hesitation and wary texting, the one step forward and two steps back — this is a modern love story that also becomes a love story about Assam. I read this book in a single sitting.

Jeet Thayil

KEEPING IN TOUCH is an unsettling slow burn of a novel, as quiet and funny as it is a searing and precise portrait of the human condition. Anjali’s writing is calm and restrained but the novel builds such intensity through her powerful observation. A real beauty."<br /> <br />

Evie Wyld

A relationship novel perfect for today’s uncertain world — resolutely grown-up, delicately unpredictable, and all the more satisfying for it.

Jonathan Gibbs

Beguiling and intricate, KEEPING IN TOUCH draws you into a complex, contemporary romance. As with her previous novels, the humour Anjali Joseph observes so well, in and between her characters, is to the fore. A book of wit and sharply observed sexual politics.

Tom Connolly

The writing feels light… sharp and funny, effortlessly smart.

Anna Metcalfe, The Guardian