New PDF release: A Bad Character: A Novel

By Deepti Kapoor

ISBN-10: 0385352743

ISBN-13: 9780385352741

ISBN-10: 0385352751

ISBN-13: 9780385352758

A hugely charged fiction debut a couple of younger lady in India, and the affection that either shatters and transforms her

She is twenty, stressed in New Delhi. Her mom has died; her father has left for Singapore.

He is some years older, simply again to India from New York.

When they meet in a café one afternoon, she—lonely, hungry for adventure, craving to damage freed from tradition—casts apart her fears and throws herself headlong right into a love affair, person who takes her the place she hasn't ever been before.

Told in a voice right now gritty and lyrical, mournful and frank, a foul personality marks the arriving of an astonishingly talented new author. it really is an unforgettable hymn to a perilous, exhilarating urban, and a portrait of hope and its effects as undying because it is common.

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I am pretty and he is ugly. And the secret is this turns me on. I tried many times to write this down, and all have failed. Ten years gone by. Words deleted from hard drives, set on fire in ditches, in metal bins on balconies, pages torn up in frustration, scrunched into balls and tossed away. I tried to write this down but went about it the wrong way. How to write while being pursued? When one is not the pen but the page? So, Varanasi, aged eight. Still in pigtails, wearing my tartan dress. Still a little mute and pensive, my lips pursed, looking in the mirror but not quite recognizing myself, not yet comfortable in my own skin.

On Diwali night she talks to me, after a rare drink, on the balcony watching the fireworks. The freezing shawl of smog envelops the city, makes the explosions flash like the synapses of a dying brain. She says wistfully, In college your mother was a shy girl, a person I would describe as too shy, too quiet, a good girl, too sweet, everyone was very fond of her, everyone wanted her to do well. But every so often she would shock us with some strange words, she would say something completely unexpected, which took us all by surprise.

The smoke changing direction without warning, billowing across her, pieces of ash running into her dress, sticking in her hair. , even without the raging fires whose ripples in the daylight are a thing to behold. After a lull, a new procession begins, the body wrapped in bandages as in the alleyways, the pyre cleared, the ash and logs swept away, the last bone set to sail as the soul drifts up past the crows on the rooftops and the new pyre is laid. They are sobbing, the women, a group of women holding on to one another.

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