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Erotic stories for Punjabi widows : a novel / Balli Kaur Jaswal.

Jaswal, Balli Kaur, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Headingley Municipal Library.

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Headingley Municipal Library JAS (Text) 36440000271233 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062645128 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 298 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.

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Every woman has a secret life . . .Nikki, a modern young Punjabi, lives in cosmopolitan London, where she tends bar at the local pub. The daughter of Indian immigrants, she's spent most of her twenty-odd years distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community of her childhood, preferring a more independent (that is, Western) life. When her father's death leaves the family financially strapped, Nikki, a law school dropout, impulsively takes a job teaching a 'creative writing' course at the community centre in the beating heart of London's close-knit Punjabi community.The proper Sikh widows who show up are expecting to learn English, not short-story writing. When one of the widows finds a book of sexy stories in English and shares it with the class, Nikki realises that beneath their white dupattas, her students have a wealth of fantasies and memories. Eager to liberate these modest women, she teaches them how to express their untold stories, unleashing creativity of the most unexpected--and exciting--kind. As more women are drawn to the class, Nikki warns her students to keep their work secret from the Brotherhood, a group of highly conservative young men who have appointed themselves the community's 'moral police'. But when the widows' gossip offers shocking insights into the death of a young wife--a modern woman like Nikki--and some of the class erotica is shared among friends, it sparks a scandal that threatens them all.
Subject: Secrecy > Fiction.
Widows > Punjab (Pakistan) > Fiction.
Creative writing > Fiction.
Punjabis (South Asian people) > Fiction.
Families > England > London > Fiction.
Books and reading > Fiction.
Culture conflict > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) > Fiction.
Multiculturalism > Fiction.
Sexuality > Fiction.
Sikhs > Fiction.
London (England) > Fiction.

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