Every woman has a secret life...
Nikki, a modern daughter of Indian immigrants, has spent most of her twenty-odd years distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community of her childhood, preferring a more independent (that is, Western) life. When her father's death leaves the family financially strapped, Nikki impulsively takes a job teaching a creative writing course at the community center in the beating heart of London's close-knit Punjabi community.
The proper Sikh widows who show up are expecting to learn English, not short-story writing. When one of the widows finds a book of erotica and shares it with the class, Nikki realizes that beneath their white dupattas, her students have a wealth of fantasies and memories that they've held in for far too long. Eager to liberate these modest women, she teaches them how to express their untold stories, unleashing creativity of the most unexpected-and exciting-kind.
As the class grows, a group called the Brothers, who have appointed themselves Southall's moral police threaten to reveal the classes' scandalous stories and the mysterious secrets lurking beneath this seemingly sedate, tight-knit community. IDW Publishing, Summer 2019
Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks, March 2018
Product Dimensions: 8 L × 5.3 W × 0.7 H
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