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Notes On A Marriage A Novel

Release date: 5 February 2024
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In his younger days, Alfred Hughes had been quite the Nineties revolutionary at his university in... Read More

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In his younger days, Alfred Hughes had been quite the Nineties revolutionary at his university in England, clad in faded army fatigues and smoking Cuban cigars. They called him Ché Freddo. His comradesinarms were Nido—Nitin—son of divorced Indian immigrants, and Eugenia—ardent admirer of Sylvia Plath, who believed that one had to sacrifice everything for a cause, be fearless in death. Into this mix came Anju Kale, of BritishAsian heritage, the only child of a disheartened Indian Marxist father and a submissive, but wealthy, English mother, and her entry into this tightlyknit group caused all equations to shift and change.

As time goes by, Freddo gives up revolution for the security of a college professorship, Nido for a job at Goldman Sachs. Anju marries Freddo and tries to come to terms with his serial philandering, in a marriage precariously held together by middleclass sensibilities. And the devastating secret about what happened to Eugenia.

Until Anju too finds herself caught in an extramarital relationship. Trapped between the need for fulfilment and a love of stability, Anju must redefine what it means to be a family. In prose that is lyrical and beguiling, Selma Carvalho weaves a story about a marriage that is tender, startling and wise in turn.

This masterful work from the author of the remarkable fiction debut, Sisterhood of Swans, confirms Carvalho’s place in the literary firmament.

 

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Title: Notes On A Marriage A Novel
Author: Selma Carvalho
Publisher: Speaking Tiger
SKU: BK0486645
EAN: 9789354477072
Number Of Pages: 160
Language: English
Binding: Hardcover
Country Of Origin: India
Release date: 5 February 2024

About Author

Selma Carvalho is a BritishAsian writer. Her novel Sisterhood of Swans was shortlisted for the SheThePeople Women Writers Prize 2021, and listed as a Notable Book of 2021 by Asian Review of Books. Her short fiction has been widely published by UK presses, including Kingston University Press. A collection of her short stories was a finalist for the SI Leeds Literary Prize and is forthcoming from Speaking Tiger.

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