After experiencing a nervous breakdown at work, Sanya and her husband Harry move to Denmark. Known as the happiest country in the world, it is hoped that being here will help Sanya emerge from under the covers and find a way out of her depression. As Harry checks out a deal to buy a company from the suave Anders Ravn, it seems that Anders is more interested in checking out his wife.
This was an interesting story about a woman who comes to life again in a whole new world. Because of her own experiences, the author was able to give a moving portrayal of Sanya’s mental health challenges. I was also intrigued to read about the cultural differences found in Denmark and the lifestyle of the well-off American expats.
The Copenhagen Affair, by Amulya Malladi, is about the pressures of marriage, and the possibility of falling in love again. The synopsis says: "Sanya was always the perfect wife, but after a breakdown at her office, it's her husband Harry's turn to step up. His proposal? A temporary move to Copenhagen, Denmark's capital city. He needs to be there to close a business deal and figures the change of scenery will do her good. Soon Sanya goes from hiding under her duvet to hiding in plain sight - a dark-skinned Indian American in a city of blondes.
Within Copenhagen's glamorous high society, one man stands out - not only because of his intriguing scar but because he sees Sanya in a way Harry hasn't for years. Anders Ravn owns the company Harry wants to acquire, and soon Sanya begins to fall for him. As allegations of white-collar crime arise, she learns of Harry's infidelity, and having an affair with Anders seems ever more tempting. Surrounded by old money, smoked fish on dark breads, and way too many bicycles, Sanya slowly moves from breakdown to breakthrough, but where will she end up - and with whom?" The Copenhagen Affair is out in September 2017.