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LocationMt Jewett
TitleThe bandit queens : a novel / Parini Shroff.
AuthorShroff, Parini, author.
CollectionAdult Fiction


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FIC SHR50778000092687AvailableMt Jewett

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 059349895X (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 9780593498958 (hardcover)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 813/.6 23
Personal Name Shroff, Parini, author.
Title Statement The bandit queens : a novel / Parini Shroff.
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint New York : Ballantine Books, [2023]
Physical Description 342 pages ; 25 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Summary, Etc. "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." T?ea 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 publishe
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Female friendship Fictio
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Widows Fictio
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Wife abuse Fictio
Index Term-Genre/Form Novels.
Additional Physical Form Entry Shroff, Parini. First edition. New York : Ballantine Books, [2023] Bandit queens. (DLC) 20220042 9780593498965 Online version:

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