Author: Shashi Deshpande
Translator(s)/Editor: Anila Dalal
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8126003774
Jaya's life comes apart at the seams when her husband is asked to leave his job while allegations of business malpractice against him are investigated. Jaya, a failed writer, is haunted by memories of the past. She grapples with these and other truths about herself - among them frustrations in their 17-year-old marriage, her failure at writing and her fear of anger.
A finely drawn, diaphanous portrayal of the endemic imbalance in a marriage... NEW SOCIETY
The novel's strength lies in its compassion, its tolerance and understanding of human relationships. THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT