Fingerprint to publish Second Go, by Radhika Sachdev.
Second Go chronicles the story of Radhika Sachdev. A single mom and breadwinner of the family, her life takes a turn when she finds out that she had a tumour in her liver. But despite the gravity of her illness, Radhika stays strong and determined.
Narrating a moving and inspiring story, here is a book that imbues hope and inspires courage through a real account of a liver transplant recipient.
About the book: Penned in real time, from the hospital bed while battling for life, on a Samsung Galaxy smartphone’s 4×2 inch keypad, the only device allowed to the patient in her supersanitized recuperating room, this book follows a hybrid format of medico-psycho thriller, interspersed with SMS chats, transcripts of medical records, and other workings of an addled mind overcome by sickness, yet determined to pull through.
It is a first-hand account of a liver transplant recipient’s journey in India, chronicled from the patient’s perspective in vivid detail as a series of dramatic events unfold in her life, completing the cycle from sickness to health, despair to hope.
It also tells the story of a single mom and breadwinner of the family, her strong bonding with her adoptive daughter, and her family and friends’ support.
The author hopes that this book will give courage and direction to other patients whose lives are hanging by a thread, patients awaiting a life-saving cadaveric organ donation.
About the author: Radhika Sachdev is an independent journalist who has held senior editorial positions with leading news banners – the Times of India, Hindustan Times, Indian Express, Financial World, and The Pioneer. Presently, she runs her own advertising outfit, Write Solutions.