The Startup Wife

The Startup Wife


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Newlyweds Asha and Cyrus build an app that replaces religious rituals and soon find themselves running one of the most popular social media platforms in the world.

Meet Asha Ray.

Brilliant coder and possessor of a Pi tattoo, Asha is poised to revolutionize artificial intelligence when she is reunited with her high school crush, Cyrus Jones.

Cyrus inspires Asha to write a new algorithm. Before she knows it, she’s abandoned her PhD program, they’ve exchanged vows, and gone to work at an exclusive tech incubator called Utopia.

The platform creates a sensation, with millions of users seeking personalized rituals every day. Will Cyrus and Asha’s marriage survive the pressures of sudden fame, or will she become overshadowed by the man everyone is calling the new messiah?

In this gripping, blistering novel, award-winning author Tahmima Anam takes on faith and the future with a gimlet eye and a deft touch. Come for the radical vision of human connection, stay for the wickedly funny feminist look at startup culture and modern partnership. Can technology—with all its limits and possibilities—disrupt love?

Title:The Startup Wife
Edition Language:English
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    The Startup Wife Reviews

  • Meredith

    “Go get yourselves a post-nup. Your odds aren’t good.” 3.65 stars The Startup Wife is a character study about newlyweds who launch a social media platform. As they experience success, their marr...

  • Paromjit

    This satirical short novel by Tahmima Anam examines the trajectory of love and marriage amidst the milieu of AI, a new start up and a tech culture that is far from innovative when it comes to key issu...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    An app which can replace religious rituals that turn its inventors into new Messiahs! Wow! Okay, this one is quiet original and picked my interest with its unique opening! Let’s dive in blind and ex...

  • Susanne  Strong

    Review published on blog: https://books-are-a-girls-best-friend...When it comes to Business, it’s not always a Pleasure – even if you’re working with Loved Ones. Asha and Cyrus went to the same ...

  • Brandice

    In The Startup Wife, Asha, a PhD student, reunites with her high school crush, Cyrus. They get married then build an app, driven by AI, designed to suggest personalized rituals based on an individual ...

  • Peter Boyle

    I work in tech, and books are my way of escaping that world for a short while every day. So The Startup Wife seemed like the last thing I'd want to read. But my curiosity got the better of me, so I de...

  • Elyse  Walters

    “Look, we’re here to restore something to people who have grown up in the shadow of social media—those who are living their entire lives in public. We want to address the thirty-seven percent wh...

  • Jasmine

    This is such a smart, funny book with loads of insights on race, privilege, ego, and marriage dynamics. Asha has had a crush on Cyrus since high school. Now in her twenties, when Cyrus re-enters Asha...

  • Erin Clemence

    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication date: July 13, 2021 When Asha Ray meets ce...

  • Paul Fulcher

    Tahmima Anam was one of the 20 Granta Best of Young British Novelists list 2013, following the publication of the first two parts of her Bengal Trilogy, which chronicled three generations of a family ...