A Woman Madly in Love

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9788174363077: A Woman Madly in Love

Farida Cooper is too shocked by her husband's treachery even to talk about it, but in hiding her shame succeeds only in denying the damage to herself and making casualties of others, among them an infatuated seventeen-year-old boy. The love affair, forming the heart of this portrait of a modern woman, is doomed from the start. Farida is vivacious, voluptuous, intelligent, and rich, not to mention spoiled, selfish, and talented, but her life is hardly as rosy as the appearance suggests and erupts finally in a series of disastrous choices. Her story shuttles between Bombay and Chicago, spanning the years from World War II to the Eighties, illuminating along the way themes of love and marriage, feminism and friendship, art and academia.

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Boman Desai was born and raised in Bombay, but has spent most of his life in Chicago where he studied Architecture, Philosophy, Psychology, and English, getting a Bachelor's and Master's in the last two endeavors. He has published some short stories and essays for which he has won some prizes. He has worked in various capacities including farmhand, bartender, dishwasher, short-order cook, secretary, musician, bookstore clerk, telephone operator, auditor, and teacher. He is also the author of three other novels, The Memory of Elephants, Asylum, USA, and Trio.

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A foray into the gruelling initiation rites of a modern woman, brimful of erudition and age-old wisdoms. --Tara Sahgal, India Today, April 5, 2004

Short crisp sentences grab the attention immediately and the narrative keeps the pages turning. --Prarthna Gahilote, The Indian Express, April 4, 2004

The beating heart of this sprawling novel is a complex creation and grows on the reader. --Nilanjana S. Roy, Outlook, April 5, 2004

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