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The bandit queens : a novel / Parini Shroff.

Shroff, Parini, (author.).

Summary:

"A young Indian woman falsely rumored to have killed her husband finds a way to make her unfortunate reputation surprisingly useful--but complications arise when other village women seek her help offing their husbands--in this provocative, razor-sharp debut. "The Bandit Queens heralds a prodigious and sophisticated literary talent." Téa Obreht, New York Times bestselling author of Inland In the five years since her husband's disappearance, Geeta has become accustomed to a solitary life; you'd be surprised how difficult it is to make friends when your entire village believes you're a witch who murdered your husband. And since she can't convince anyone that she didn't murder him, she figures she might as well use her fearsome reputation to protect herself as a woman on her own. But when other women in the village decide that they, too, want to be "self-made" widows and rid themselves of their abusive husbands, Geeta's reputation becomes a double-edged sword--the very thing that's meant to keep her safe is now threatening everything she's built as she unwittingly becomes the go-to consultant for village husband-disposal. Unfortunately, Geeta finds that even the best-laid plans of would-be widows tend to go awry, and the women find themselves caught in a web of their own making--and long-estranged friendships will have to be re-formed if they hope to make it out of their mess alive. Acerbic, insightful, and full of dark humor, Parini Shroff's The Bandit Queens--with its unique combination of poignant social commentary and irreverence--is an absolutely unforgettable novel"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593498958
  • ISBN: 059349895X
  • ISBN: 9780593498958
  • Physical Description: 342 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2023]
Subject: Widows > Fiction.
Women > India > Social life and customs > Fiction.
Wife abuse > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Genre: Humorous fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Novels.

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at La Conner Swinomish Library District. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
La Conner Regional Library FIC SHROFF 62022000000074 FICTION Checked out 06/26/2024


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