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Betrayal

Betrayal

(Penguin Petit)

Manjula Padmanabhan
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Maya and Angie may have been best friends since boarding school but they are far from equals. Maya, a child of divorce, has always been a little too wordly for the innocent Angie, something that is evident to anyone who see them interact. Things, however, take a strange turn when Maya discovers she’s pregnant with her ex-boyfriend Nick’s baby. Before she knows it, Angie has become a messenger between the two disgruntled ‘adults’, although in trying to resolve things as best as possible she is simply getting entangled in the mess further.

Manjula Padmanabhan is a writer who never shies away from exploring the greyest of grey in her characters, whether it is through Maya’s attitude towards her father’s questionable actions or Nick’s controversial theories about consent.

Based on a real incident involving Padmanabhan’s friend, Betrayal does an excellent job of holding a mirror to the darkness within us, forcing us to confront it at once.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Jan/2018

Length : 15 Pages

MRP : ₹15.00

Betrayal

(Penguin Petit)

Manjula Padmanabhan

Maya and Angie may have been best friends since boarding school but they are far from equals. Maya, a child of divorce, has always been a little too wordly for the innocent Angie, something that is evident to anyone who see them interact. Things, however, take a strange turn when Maya discovers she’s pregnant with her ex-boyfriend Nick’s baby. Before she knows it, Angie has become a messenger between the two disgruntled ‘adults’, although in trying to resolve things as best as possible she is simply getting entangled in the mess further.

Manjula Padmanabhan is a writer who never shies away from exploring the greyest of grey in her characters, whether it is through Maya’s attitude towards her father’s questionable actions or Nick’s controversial theories about consent.

Based on a real incident involving Padmanabhan’s friend, Betrayal does an excellent job of holding a mirror to the darkness within us, forcing us to confront it at once.

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Manjula Padmanabhan

Manjula Padmanabhan (b. 1953), is a writer and artist living in New Delhi. Her books include Hot Death, Cold Soup (Kali for Women, 1996), Getting There (Picador India, 1999) and This is Suki! (Duckfoot Press, 2000). Harvest (Kali for Women, 1998 and subsequently in three separate international anthologies), her fifth play, won the 1997 Onassis Award for Theatre. She has illustrated twenty-two books for children including, most recently, her own first novel for children, Mouse Attack (Macmillan Children's Books, UK, 2003; Picador India, 2004). Her comic strips appeared weekly in The Sunday Observer (Bombay, 1982-86) and daily in The Pioneer (New Delhi, 1991-97). Her most recent exhibition was of etchings and lithographs (London, December 2003).

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