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A Married Woman

Manju Kapur

A stunning repackage of Manju Kapur’s classic novel – the tender and funny story of family life across three generations of Delhi shopkeepers.

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ISBN
9780571267804
Date Published
09.12.2010
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Summary

Astha has everything an educated, middle-class Delhi woman could ask for – children, a dutiful loving husband, and comfortable surroundings. So why should she be consumed with a sense of unease and dissatisfaction?

Astha finds herself embarking on a powerfully physical relationship with a much younger woman, Pipee, the widow of a political activist. But with this extra-marital affair is she foolishly jeopardizing everything – or is Astha at last throwing off the fear and timidity instilled in her by her parents, her husband, her social class?

Manju Kapur, celebrated author of the prize-winning Difficult Daughters, has written a seductive and beautifully honest story of love and betrayal, set at a time of on-going political and religious upheaval. Told with great sympathy and intelligence, and without a shred of sentimentality, A Married Woman is a story for anyone who has felt trapped by life’s responsibilities.

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Manju Kapur is the author of four novels. Her first, Difficult Daughters, won the Commonwealth Prize for First Novels (Eurasia Section) and was a number one bestseller in India. Her second novel A Married Woman was called ‘fluent and witty’ in the Independent, while her third, Home, was described as ‘glistening with detail and emotional acuity’ in the Sunday Times.…

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