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The Vague Woman's Handbook [Kindle Edition]

Devapriya Roy

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Book Description

They are bad with directions; they never know whenthe credit card bill is due.They have perfected the art of turning over a new leaf tomorrow.Meet the vague women in this delightful fi rst novel that doesn’tstar a woman looking for the right man – because she’salready found him!At twenty-two, Sharmila Chatterjee has just married hersweetheart of a few years, Abhimanyu Mishra, a somewhateccentric if handsome twenty-three-and-a-half-year-old withobscure academic interests and a small fellowship that neverarrives on time. They start a household in a tiny rented fl at,learning to fend for themselves in the big, bad and snootyworld of south Delhi, with penny-pinching landlords, someromance, and a lot of anxiety.At fi fty-two, Indira Sen is not sure just how she meanderedto where she fi nds herself now. A senior government offi cerand single mother, she lives with her daughter and threeopinionated old people in a rambling house, drives a batteredcar, and has a history of credit-card-induced shopaholism.The Vague Woman’s Handbook is a story told with equalparts of humour, hysteria and tenderness, about the sparklingfriendship between two women as they hurtle through life andits mini-crises while trading secrets in the art of survival.

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About the Author

Devapriya Roy has degrees in English literature and performance studies from Presidency College, Kolkata, and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and adds a languishing Ph.D to her list of must-finishes. Once upon a time she was the Karpin girl after which she worked as an editor. Sahitya Akademi and Routledge Books. Currently she is writing The Heat and Dust Project, a book of travels through India on a very very tight budget, along with her husband Saurav Jha.

Product Details

  • File Size: 395 KB
  • Print Length: 350 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India (September 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008V8GVVU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #954,024 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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