Dementia complicates a person’s cognitive functioning – the ability to think, remember, and even recognise their loved ones.
Malayalee novelist Dr. Jay takes these three issues in his book, The Amnesic Betrayal and narrates the agony of a husband, whose wife Susan forgets him and starts a romantic relationship with a fellow resident in the nursing home, where she is being looked after.
What can the husband do?
What do their children think of this unholy affair?
When does the right of an individual with a lack of memory cease to exist and the wilful gratification of the relatives take over?
The moral and ethical connotations are enormous.
The incident at the traffic lights, the goings-on in the mysterious ‘green room’, the plot of a conniving, greedy, ex-girlfriend, the opportunism of a scheming ‘home- help’, and the awful consequences of Ketamine drug abuse will take you through the pages of this book to a climax which is as dramatic as is unexpected.
The Amnesic Betrayal is an improved, re-written version of ‘ The Peahen’s Flutter‘, Dr. Jay’s debut novel.
The book is available in Paperback and on Kindle.
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Dr Jay’s other books include Your Lives in Our Hands, a collection of remarkable true stories based on incidents he had come across as a surgical trainee in England, and ‘Life stories & Hilarious Anecdotes‘, a combination of his life experiences and some hilarious anecdotes, many of which are also based on true events.
Dr. Jay lives in Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK, with his wife.