Author: Boman Desai
Publisher: Roli Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174363076
Farida Cooper is too shocked by her husband’s treachery even to talk about it, but in hiding her shame succeeds only in denying the damage to herself and making casualties of others, among them an infatuated seventeen-year-old boy. Farida is vivacious, voluptuous, intelligent, and rich, not to mention spoiled, selfish, and talented (she paints, writes novels, plays the piano), but her life is hardly as rosy as the appearance suggests.
Her father, too wealthy to care what others think, makes a hobby of chasing women. Her mother grows rigid and unloving in consequence. Farida’s saving grace is her Kaki with whom she lives after her sixth birthday, but this also heightens the sense of her parents indifference, and she learns to show nothing of her feelings. Instead, her feelings erupt later in a series of disastrous choices.
Her story shuttles between Bombay and Chicago, spanning the years from World War II to the Eighties, illuminating along the way themes of love and marriage, feminism and friendship, art and academia.
Percy Faber and the Mandalay Market
Darius Katrak at The Darjeeling
Horace Finksch, Moviemaker
Percy Faber and the Syncope
Darius Katrak, Green Lantern
Farida Cooper, Party Girl
Horace Finksch and Blood of Christ
Percy Faber and The Long Sunset
Farida Cooper’s Two Mothers
Horace Finksch Practises Deconstruction
Darius Katrak, the Graduate
Percy Faber and a Woman in Full