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The French Wife

The French Wife

Nergis Dalal
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When Mrs Kapoor suddenly died, everyone was frightened and disturbed. One minute she was alive, cooking up some delectable dish or other in the kitchen, and the next, she had collapsed from a stroke. Of course, the Mehras, the Singhs and the Sharmas were immediately there for Mr Kapoor. Since the Kapoors didn’t have any children, their friends made sure Mr Kapoor was taken care of. Until the day Mr Kapoor suddenly disappeared without a word.

Everyone had their own theory about Mr Kapoor: maybe he needed to be around family; maybe he needed to get out of town; maybe he just needed time. But then, a month later, Mr Kapoor returned with a new—and French!—wife and none of his friends knew how to react.

How one reacts to unexpected situations usually tells a lot about a person’s character. The French Wife by Nergis Dalal is an interesting perspective on human behaviour and why we do the things that we do.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Jan/2018

Length : 15 Pages

The French Wife

Nergis Dalal
Overview

When Mrs Kapoor suddenly died, everyone was frightened and disturbed. One minute she was alive, cooking up some delectable dish or other in the kitchen, and the next, she had collapsed from a stroke. Of course, the Mehras, the Singhs and the Sharmas were immediately there for Mr Kapoor. Since the Kapoors didn’t have any children, their friends made sure Mr Kapoor was taken care of. Until the day Mr Kapoor suddenly disappeared without a word.

Everyone had their own theory about Mr Kapoor: maybe he needed to be around family; maybe he needed to get out of town; maybe he just needed time. But then, a month later, Mr Kapoor returned with a new—and French!—wife and none of his friends knew how to react.

How one reacts to unexpected situations usually tells a lot about a person’s character. The French Wife by Nergis Dalal is an interesting perspective on human behaviour and why we do the things that we do.

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Nergis Dalal

Nergis Dalal has been writing for over fifty years. She is the author of four novels, a collection of short stories, a book for children, a cookery book, a best-selling book on yoga and, under the pseudonym Aries, a collection of middles that appeared over three decades in the Times of India, the Statesman, the Hindustan Times and other national newspapers. Several of her short stories have been broadcast over the BBC and published in anthologies in India, UK and Australia. Nergis Dalal has three children and three grandchildren. She lives in Dehra Dun.

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