Pam has had enough of Honey Sarin, whose cutting barbs and snide comments have gone a little too far. This time, Pam is not going to take it lying down. For her twentieth anniversary, she resolves to throw the biggest, most glamorous party Dubai has ever seen – one that will outdo Honey’s whose own twentieth anniversary is a week before Pam’s.
But the going isn’t easy, and Pam finds herself facing countless obstacles: an ex-flame wo returns and sets her heart beating again, an indifferent hiusband who patronises and undermines her, a shockingly rude daughter who won’t let Pam into her life, and last but not the least, an absconding worker whom she shelters.
As Pam struggles to juggle all the different aspects of her life, will she be able to throw the mother of all parties?
Padmini Sankar is a Dubai-based writer whose recent book, The Mother of all Parties, published by HarperCollins and Black Ink, has received excellent reviews. A keen short-story writer, Padmini’s stories have been shortlisted in international writing competitions. She has also published a family history, The Family from Padma Vilas. In addition, Padmini regularly contributes to an op-ed column of a leading newspaper.
Padmini has recently signed screen rights for The Mother of all Parties. She is presently working on a sequel to this book, as well as on an anthology of stories set in Dubai.
When she is not writing, Padmini spends her time in reading or travelling. She has two adult children and lives with her husband in Dubai.