A thought-provoking, lively, and sexy West -meets-East tale about friendship, community, and women’s lives at all ages—a alluring and spicy mix.
Every woman has a confidential life . . .
Nikki lives in multiracial West London, where she moves bar at the local pub. The daughter of some Indian settler, she has expend most of her twenty years distancing herself from the Sikh traditional society of her childhood, favoring a much more independent (that is, Western culture) life style. When her Pappa death abandon the family financially fastened, Nikki, a law school dropout, impatiently takes a teaching job a creative writing course at the community center in the striking center of London’s close-knit community of Punjabi.
Because of a misconception, the actual Sikh widows who show up are looking forward to grasp Basic English literacy, not the skill of short-story writing. When one of the widows discover a book of English sexy stories and sharing it with the whole class, Nikki understand one thing that below their white dupattas, her students have a richness of memories and fantasies. Eager to free of these moderate women, she teaches them how to convey their untold stories, releasing out innovation of the most unexpected—and exciting—kind.
As more women are coming to attend the class, Nikki alert her students to keep their work confidential from the Brotherhood, a set of pretty high conservative young men who have specified themselves the society moral police. But when the widows’ gossip gives shocking realization and some of the class erotica has been shared among buddies, it intensify a scandal that endanger them all.
Oh you all enjoyed this one. It is a bit tense, funny, there is scandal, murder, jealousy, and more than you need to understand about aubergines and ghee (in the stories). One passage you thoroughly enjoyed was the speaking of the phrase book regret…where Nikki saw a novel and wanted it so badly, but decided not to get it. You identify so much about the Sikh tradition also. It’s not heavy on the erotic stories but it’s more about the culture of these women and how they bond together and expand from the strength to actually tell fantasies, their stories. The novel was wonderful and you loved everything of it. You had to knock it a 5 star just for some standardization. I do highly recommend this one if you require a fun narrative, to absorb about Indian tradition, and want to listen to a fabulous story line.
This novel is full of humour, wit, and warmth. It took me a little time to dissolve into it, but once I got absorbed, I completely loved it. This is a narrative of women discovering the strength to convey their sexuality and become both more independent and more decisive. They support each other and the group enlarge as more women join them. Nikki explore a new zone for herself within the society, becomes more nearby to her family and gains the momentum to alter the direction of her life. Absolutely amazing novel that I highly recommend. Thanks to the author.