Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows Lib/E

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Price
$59.99  $55.19
Publisher
HarperAudio
Publish Date
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781538416808
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About the Author

Balli Kaur Jaswal was born in Singapore and grew up in Japan, Russia, and the Philippines. She studied creative writing at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, and was the National Writer-in-Residence at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, where she taught creative writing while working on Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows. She lives in Singapore.

Meera Syal (b. 1963, Wolverhampton) is an English writer and actress. Educated at Manchester University, she was co-writer for a three-part BBC television series My Sister Wife, and wrote the screenplay for Bhaji on the Beach (Channel 4). A cast member and co-writer for Goodness Gracious Me and The Kumars at No. 42, her play Generation Next was programmed as part of the National Theatre's Connections 2012: Plays for Young People.

Reviews

Jaswal tackles serious themes (arranged vs forced marriage, traditional vs modern culture) with a light and funny touch. A page-turner your commute will thank you for.

-- "Glamour "

A funny and moving tale of desire and its discontents.

-- "Economist (London)"

Jaswal weaves the conflicts of modern life versus traditional societies into a story that is both warmly funny and deftly political.

-- "RT Book Reviews (4 stars)"

Meera Syal is a wonderful choice as narrator because her British accent and mastery of an ironic tone make the most of the lively descriptions and Nikki's sardonic interior monologues. Syal's dexterity shines as she moves back and forth between characterizing older Sikh women, who recount their erotic stories, and heightening the escalating conflict arising from the clash of changing and conservative values....An informative and entertaining listening experience.

-- "AudioFile"

Jaswal's charming debut features an engaging protagonist...but it's the portrayal of the women in Nikki's class that is the highlight...A sparkling read.

-- "Publishers Weekly"

By turns erotic, romantic, and mysterious, this tale of women defying patriarchal strictures enchants.

-- "Kirkus Reviews"

Big-hearted, earthy and funny: turns so many preconceptions upside down and opens up a world that so many of us have only glimpsed. A rattlingly good story

-- "Deborah Moggach, author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

Compulsive, funny and wonderfully original-this novel glows with witty sensuality. I love it.

-- "Helen Lederer, author of Losing It"

Poignant, intelligent yet wickedly funny-a delightful read that reignites one's belief in the power of sisterhood

-- "June Sarpong, British broadcaster"