Author: Bharati Mukherjee
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129100959
Desirable Daughters is set in America and India equally. It is both the portrait of a traditional Brahmin Indian family and a contemporary story of an American woman who has in many ways broken with the tradition but still remains tied to her native country.
Tara is firmly established in San Francisco with an ex-husband, a teenage son, and a balding red bearded Hungarian Buddhist lover-contractor, yoga teacher and former biker. Of the sisters, Tara is most removed from her family’s traditions and it legacy until events cause her to examine her tenuous relationships with her homeland of India and her two sisters.
She is drawn back by a young stranger, whose identity becomes the centre of a mystery. An intricate mystery that unfolds throughout this compelling novel, it creates both intrigue and suspense but also initiates a quest for identity.