Woman of an Uncertain Age

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Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.76 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author
Priya Malhotra has been a writer and journalist in New York for almost 20 years and has contributed to Newsday, Time Out New York, The Times of India, The Japan Times, Asian Art News, Cosmopolitan and News India Times. She has a Master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York City and a Bachelor' s degree in English literature from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. She is represented by Jennifer Lyons of Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency whose clients include luminaries such as Jesmyn Ward who made history by becoming the first woman and African-American to win the National Book Award for fiction twice. The agency also represents the estates of Gabriela Mistral, the late Chilean Poet and first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize for literature, and Oscar Hijuelos, the late Cuban-American novelist and first Hispanic writer to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

Selected as one of the most anticipated books of September, 2022 by Bustle Magazine.

"In her debut novel, India-born, New York-based journalist Malhotra vividly portrays aspects of Indian immigrant life in the United States." - Library Journal

"Woman of an Uncertain Age is a resounding 'Yes!' to everything that can go right, all that's worth saving and whether life still wants to surprise us. In the intelligent and sensuous Naina, Priya Malhotra has given us the propelling verve of a classic Terry McMillan character with the multicultural tack we love Bharati Mukherjee's Indian American women for. An American story, a New York story, a grown woman story . . . Here is a novel to represent these high times of new life and reopenings." - Kalisha Buckhanon, author of Speaking of Summer

"A poignant and yet witty account of a woman in her fifties grappling with her past, her at times inappropriate desires, and her life as a single widow. Woman of an Uncertain Age is a delightful and surprising read." - Helen Benedict, author of The Good Deed and Wolf Season

In Woman of An Uncertain Age, Priya Malhotra has deftly woven a complex novel that will draw in readers through her beautiful prose, vivid imagery, and memorable characters. I found myself mesmerized by every step in the plot while identifying with every character's trait, choices, and whims. Even the ones I found challenging, they challenged me in a way that made me a better reader, thinker, and ultimately, human. - Reema Zaman, author of I Am Yours and Paramita: A Dystopian Matriarchy

"With a poet's sense of lyricism, a painter's sense of color, and a novelist's sense of story, Priya Malhotra pushes her language to ever greater heights, teetering at the edge, but always pulling back in time. To me, A Woman of an Uncertain Age is about loneliness and longing, about acceptance and understanding, about the strangeness of existence, especially for Naina, who grew up in India but now lives in New York, all caught in an intoxicating range of metaphors, yet told with an honesty that cuts to the bone." - Birgitta Hjalmarson, author of Fylgia and Artful Players: Artistic Life in Early San Francisco

"Priya Malhotra writes with style and verve. Woman of an Uncertain Age is acutely observed and ably brings to the fore the particular anxieties and challenges of ageing, immigration and finding love in the most unexpected of circumstances." - Pallavi Aiyar, author of Smoke and Mirrors: An Experience of China and Orienting: An Indian in Japan