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Mistress
Mistress

Mistress

by Anita Nair

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Product ID:17014

Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

0144000334 - Year: 2005 - Pages: 439

Binding

Paperback

Anita Nair

Author: Anita Nair
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 439
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0144000334

Description

A searing new novel of art and adultery from the best-selling author of Ladies Coupe.

When travel writer Christopher Stewart arrives at a riverside resort in Kerala to meet Koman, Radha’s uncle and a famous kathakali dancer, he enters a world of masks and repressed emotions. From their first meeting, both Radha and her uncle are drawn to the enigmatic young man with his cello and his incessant questions about the past.

The triangle quickly excludes 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. Also playing the role of observer-participant is Koman; his life story, as it unfolds, captures all the nuances and contradictions of the relationships being made-and unmade-in front of his eyes.

A brilliant blend of imaginative story-telling and deeply moving explorations into the search for meaning in art and life, Mistress is a literary tour de force from one of India’s most exciting writers.

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

PROLOGUE

BOOK I
Sringaaram
Haasyam
Karunam

BOOK II
Raudram
Veeram
Bhayaanakam

BOOK III
Beebhalsam
Adbhutam
Shaantam
Epilogue

THE KATHAKALI LEXICON

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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