Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 9780571274024
No of pages: 432

Other Editions: Paperback



An intimate portrait of marriage and family from prize-winning author Manju Kapur.

When Shagun leaves her husband Raman for another man, a bitter legal battle ensues. The custody of their two young children is at stake - and Shagun must decide what price she will pay for freedom.

Raman’s new wife is unable to have children of her own, and finds another chance of happiness as a step-mother. But when the courts threaten the security of her new family, she decides she must fight for it - whatever the cost.

Custody is the story of marriages that disintegrate and intertwine - with cruel and heart-rending consequences. Absorbing, moving and beautifully written, it explores the lengths we go to for the ones we love.


Categorised as: Fiction
Sub-categories: General Fiction
Places: India
Genres & Themes: Family; Men & Women; Globalisation; Consumerism; Marriage

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