Author: Shanta Gokhle
Publisher: Orient Longman/Disha
ISBN/UPC (if available): 812500324X
A well-structured and evocative novel translated by the author from the original Marathi won her much critical acclaim and a literary award.
In her hospital bed, Rita lies still, her ears tuned to the wind. Recovering from her breakdown, she sifts through seasons full of memories - - of her self-absorbed, critical parents; her demanding role as family breadwinner from the age of eighteen; her secret relationship with a married man - - and searches for an understanding of the events that brought her to the breaking-point.
Her long letter to her old school friend Saraswati may be the key that releases her from an emotional impasse.