My Dear Maura

My Dear Maura

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Author: Saros Cowasjee
Publisher: Vision/Orient paperbacks
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 149
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170946468


This hilarious novel is a worthy sequel to the author's highly acclaimed Goodbye to Elsa. Tristan, an Anglo-Indian professor, meets divorcee Maura Hawkins at a nudist meeting and instantly falls in love with her. He has just been released from a mental asylum to which obviously (he tells us) he had been admitted unfairly.

What follows is a crazy romp through a small Canadian town, involving its local university. Its batting academics, its feminists and young mothers, and not least Maura's year-old daughter, Clare. Tristan sees in Clare a hope for the future, and decides to rescue her from her mother and this God forsaken country and take her to India with him. He plans a kidnapping one that is totally absurd and completely believable.


Entirely original and elegantly written, Goodbye to Elsa is a deadly serious comedy. In many ways this brilliant novel is a hymn to women.
-The Listener (London)

Funny, full of bite.
-The Times (London)

In a way it is a crazy book-not a novel at all, but just a book, a damn good one too.
-Henry Miller