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Parvati Sharma
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‘A breezy novel with snappy dialogue and mercurial twists of plot’ —Bapsi Sidhwa
All Mrinalini Singh wants, she has. A loving husband, a competent cook, the vague hope of a book deal one day. But when her old roommate Jahanara accuses her of being selfish, Mrinalini is forced to practise altruism on the nearest available target: her maid’s toddler. All this caring doesn’t come easy, though; and it hardly helps that her husband Siddhartha has quit his lucrative job and acquired parental ambitions. Or that Brajeshwar Jha, her upstairs tenant and literary rival, has not only published his book before Mrinalini, but also lampooned her and Siddhartha in it.

Close to Home is a wry look at the small compromises, manipulations and sustained self-delusion of young men and women possessed of good fortune . . . and only looking for good lives.

Imprint: India Viking

Published: Aug/2014

ISBN: 9789383074822

Length : 216 Pages

MRP : ₹499.00

Close To Home

Parvati Sharma

‘A breezy novel with snappy dialogue and mercurial twists of plot’ —Bapsi Sidhwa
All Mrinalini Singh wants, she has. A loving husband, a competent cook, the vague hope of a book deal one day. But when her old roommate Jahanara accuses her of being selfish, Mrinalini is forced to practise altruism on the nearest available target: her maid’s toddler. All this caring doesn’t come easy, though; and it hardly helps that her husband Siddhartha has quit his lucrative job and acquired parental ambitions. Or that Brajeshwar Jha, her upstairs tenant and literary rival, has not only published his book before Mrinalini, but also lampooned her and Siddhartha in it.

Close to Home is a wry look at the small compromises, manipulations and sustained self-delusion of young men and women possessed of good fortune . . . and only looking for good lives.

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Parvati Sharma

Parvati Sharma is a Delhi-based author. Her debut was a collection of short stories called The Dead Camel and Other Stories of Love. She has also written a novel, Close to Home; a historical biography, Jahangir: An Intimate Portrait of a Great Mughal; and two books for children, The Story of Babur and Rattu & Poorie's Adventures in History: 1857.

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