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Lilia is desperately in search of a formula for a new perfume. Her search takes her to Karelia in the north of Russia. She has almost given up when Sasha, a young boy, comes to her rescue. The perfume is a big success. But Sasha is gone. Lilia could never find him.

Will her daughter, Saasha, who takes over from her, succeed? Will Saasha be able to thread together the missing pieces of the puzzle? And what really is Sasha's story?

Set in the Russia of the 90s to the present times, 'Not Far Away' is about struggles, opportunities, sadness and contentment in a vast land that still remains an enigma to many.

Rahul Shrivastava is the Ambassador of India to Venezuela and now lives in Caracas, Venezuela, with his wife and their two children. Rahul’s work, as a diplomat, has taken him to many interesting places. In 2015, he got appointed as India’s youngest Ambassador. He is also a Top Writer and the most followed diplomat on Quora.


Rahul’s other great love is for writing. He has penned several books which include general fiction, self-help, young adult fiction, science-fiction and short stories collection.


Rahul writes to transform his world experience into words and share what he loves with a wide audience.