Ladies Coupe

Ladies Coupe  (English, Paperback, Nair Anita)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin Random House India
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9780141005959, 0141005955
    • Pages: 288
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    The story of a woman's search for strength and independence Meet Akhilandeshwari, Akhila for short: 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, gloriously alone for the first time in her life and determined to break free of all that her conservative Tamil brahmin life has bound her to.

    In the intimate atmosphere of the ladies coupe which she shares with five other women, Akhila gets to know her fellow travellers: Janaki, pampered wife and confused mother; Margaret Shanti, a chemistry teacher married to the poetry of elements and an insensitive tyrant too self-absorbed to recognize her needs; Prabha Devi, the perfect daughter and wife, transformed for life by a glimpse of a swimming pool; fourteen-year-old Sheela, with her ability to perceive what others cannot; and Marikolanthu, whose innocence was destroyed by one night of lust. As she listens to the women's stories, Akhila is drawn into the most private moments of their lives, seeking in them a solution to the question that has been with her all her life: Can a woman stay single and be happy, or does a woman need a man to feel complete? 'Articulate, comic, wise, delicate, melancholy, exquisite...a carefully-pulsed breath of a book with an impact that sneaks into one's dreams'  Independent In turn revelatory and redeeming. Filled with the incantatory power to burn up the tracks, to seek a new destination. Her style stands out.  The Pioneer, New Delhi Anita Nair is a fine writer, with a great sense of character and is a compelling teller of stories.  The Hindu, New Delhi Each of the women is finely drawn.  The Hindustan Times, New Delhi 'The novel is about making choices and living life on one's own terms. It is this strength and resilience of the everyday woman that Nair brings out as a writer. Nair's women are fleshed out to the last detail. You can visualize them clearly -their faces, their bones, their desires as they talk animatedly in the train discussing their lives.'  The Telegraph, Calcutta.

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    Publication Year
    • June
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    • Anita Nair is a bestselling and widely acclaimed novelist. Among her several books, The Better Man, Ladies Coupé and Mistress have been translated into over thirty languages around the world. For her total contribution to children's literature in English, she was awarded the Central Sahitya Akademi Award in 2013. She has also published Malabar Mind, a collection of poems, and Goodnight and God Bless, a collection of essays. A playwright, she has written the screenplay for the film adaptation of her novel Lessons in Forgetting, which won the 2012 National Film Award for the Best Feature Film in English. Anita conducts a creative-writing mentorship program in Bangalore called Anita's Attic. To know more, visit her at www.anitanair.net and www.anitasattic.com or follow @anitanairauthor on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 198 mm
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    • 129 mm
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    A must read

    This is a wonderfully written book and it beautifully portrays the life of six women drawn from six thoroughly different spheres of life. Every gamut of emotion that a women goes through has been beautifully portrayed through the six women especially the protagonist Akhila. Kudos to the author for such a well written book which had me riveted from the very first page.
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    Oct, 2011

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    Super

    I totally loved the book...start to finish! I recommend this book for all women. All the characters in the book,were superb. Although it took me a long time to finish..but i thoroughly loved it.
    Good job Anita Nair
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    Every woman has a story !

    With the stories of six women from different walks of life, different social status and different lifestyles Anita Nair has beautifully spun the novel giving the reader a flight to the varying emotions .
    An amazingly well written story which hints that every woman has a story , the mystery is revealed when the time arrives.
    Its a beautiful tale filled with emotions .
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    Surpreet Kaur

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    Jul, 2013

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    Best in the market!

    Easy to read
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    5

    Awesome

    Its a wonderful study of the lives of the women who meet in a night train. They are strangers and felt free to share their stories.
    Most importantly this novel tell you that yes If you are a single Indian woman with a job then you are not dependent on anybody and can live your life as you want. You don't have to listen to anybody on how to live your life!
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    Barsha Sahoo

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    Brilliant

    it has the whole story truly a feminist reading
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    Well written and deft!

    This book is wonderful! It describes the lives of 6 different (Indian) women, in such detail, explaining most of the emotions that a woman is bound to go through. The narration is engrossing and there's the little mystery part in all the chapters that keeps it going.

    After reading this book, I've started looking at the women around me with a greater sense of respect, for what they must be enduring in their lives.
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    Feb, 2012

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    Wonderful

    Product is of the best quality, and this book is a must-read.
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    Worth every penny

    A must read
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    Jaithra Jayan

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