A Bad Character by Deepti Kapoor comes out today!
It’s the story of a young woman who falls for a dangerously attractive older man. Which may sound familiar, but A Bad Character like nothing you’ve ever read before. It takes place in New Delhi, where new money and old traditions have a powerful effect on the smallest details of everyday life. And Kapoor writes in a style unlike any other Indian novelist that we know of — taut, gritty, personal, from the gut.
Here’s the first paragraph:
My boyfriend died when I was twenty-one. His body was left lying broken on the highway outside of Delhi while the sun rose in the desert to the east. I wasn’t there, I never saw it. But plenty of others saw, in the trucks that passed by without stopping and from the roadside dhaba where he’d been drinking all night.
You’re going to love this book.
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