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The Vague Woman's Handbook

Price : $14.75
ISBN # : 9789350290323
Author : Devapriya Roy
pages: 350
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : HarperCollins
Published : 2011

They are bad with directions; they never know when the credit card bill is due. They have perfected the art of turning over a new leaf tomorrow. Meet the vague women in this delightful first novel that doesn t star a woman looking for the right man because she s already found him! At twenty-two, Sharmila Chatterjee has just married her sweetheart of a few years, Abhimanyu Mishra, a somewhat eccentric if handsome twenty-three-and-a-half year old with obscure academic interests and a small fellowship that never arrives on time. They start a household in a tiny rented flat, learning to fend for themselves in the big, bad and snotty world of south Delhi, with penny-pinching landlords, some romance, and a lot of anxiety. At fifty-two, Indira Sen is not sure just how she meandered to where she finds herself now. A senior government officer and single mother, she lives with her daughter and three opinionated old people in a rambling house, drives a battered car, and has a history of credit-card induced shopaholism. The Vague Woman s Handbook is a story told with equal parts of humour, hysteria and tenderness, about the sparkling friendship between two women as they hurtle through life and its mini-crises while trading secrets in the art of survival.



Author Bio: Devapriya Roy has degrees in English literature and performance studies from Presidency College, Kolkata, and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and adds a languishing Ph.D to her list of must-finishes. Once upon a time she was the Karpin girl after which she worked as an editor. Sahitya Akademi and Routledge Books. Currently she is writing The Heat and Dust Project, a book of travels through India on a very very tight budget, along with her husband Saurav Jha.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Wednesday 15 June, 2011.
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