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Mistress

Mistress

Nair Anita
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Christopher, a young travel writer, arrives at a riverside resort in Kerala to meet Koman, a famous kathakali dancer. Immediately he is sucked into a world of masks and repressed emotions. Koman is instantly drawn to the enigmatic young man with his incessant questions about the past-but so is his niece Radha. Excluded from this triangle is Shyam, Radha’s husband, who can only watch helplessly as she embraces Chris with a passion that he has never been able to draw from her. As the drama unfolds, the nuances and contradictions of the relationships being made-and unmade-come alive in this searing novel of art and adultery.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Jun/2015

ISBN: 9780143424765

Length : 428 Pages

MRP : ₹399.00

Mistress

Nair Anita

Christopher, a young travel writer, arrives at a riverside resort in Kerala to meet Koman, a famous kathakali dancer. Immediately he is sucked into a world of masks and repressed emotions. Koman is instantly drawn to the enigmatic young man with his incessant questions about the past-but so is his niece Radha. Excluded from this triangle is Shyam, Radha’s husband, who can only watch helplessly as she embraces Chris with a passion that he has never been able to draw from her. As the drama unfolds, the nuances and contradictions of the relationships being made-and unmade-come alive in this searing novel of art and adultery.

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Nair Anita

Anita Nair is the author of the bestselling novels The Better Man, Ladies Coupe, Mistress, Lesson in Forgetting Idris and Cut Like Wound. She has published a collection of poems titled Malabar Mind, a collection of essays titled Goodnight & God Bless and four books for children. Anita Nair has also written two plays and the screenplay for the movie adaptation for her novel Lessons In forgetting which was a part in Indian Panaroma at IFFI 2012 and won the film award in 2013. Among other awards , she was given Central Sahitya Akademi Award for contribution to children's literature in English. Her books has been translated over thirty languages around the world. She is the founder of the creative- writing and mentorship programme Anita's attic

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