Ladies Coupe

Anita Nair

St. Martin's Griffin

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Meet Akhila: forty-five and single, an income-tax clerk, and a woman who has never been allowed to live her own life - always the daughter, the sister, the aunt, the provider - until the day she gets herself a one-way ticket to the seaside town of Kanyakumari. In the intimate atmosphere of the all-women sleeping car - the 'Ladies Coupe' - Akhila asks the five women the question that has been haunting her all her adult life: can a woman stay single and be happy, or does she need a man to feel complete?

This wonderfully atmospheric, deliciously warm novel takes the reader into the heart of women's lives in contemporary India, revealing how the dilemmas that women face in their relationships with hunsbands, mothers, friends, employers and children are the same world over.

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  IThis is the way it has always been: the smell of a railway platform at night fills Akhila with a sense of escape.The long concrete corridor that stretches into the night segmented by signboards and the light and shadow of station lights. The moving hands of a clock beating an urgent rhythm to the din of mounted TV screens and the creak of trolleys laden with baskets and sacks. The crackling of the public address system as it hisses into life, announcing arrivals and departures. Jasmine wound in the hair, sweat and hair-oil, talcum powder and stale food, moist gunny bags and the raw green-tinged

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"Modern India's vivid, sticky beauty is evoled beautifully...Nair's compassion for her characters shines through every carefully chosen word."
- Sunday Tribune

"Nair's strength lies in bringing alive the everyday thoughts, desires and doubts of these six ordinary women."
- Times Literary Supplement

"A deeply serious, enjoyably lucid book about real terrors and joys, full of sensual and surprising details."
- Scotland on Sunday

"Nair conveys her protagonist's dilemmas with a freshness and charm."
- The Times

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Anita Nair

Anita Nair lives in Bangalore, India. Her books have been published in several languages around the world.

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Ladies Coupe
Anita Nair

Trade Paperback

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
June 2004
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312320874
ISBN10: 0312320876
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$18.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
June 2004
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429998703
ISBN10: 1429998709
320 pages
$9.99
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