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A Breath of Fresh Air

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On the night of December 3, 1984, Anjali waits for her army officer husband to pick her up at the train station in Bhopal, India. In an instant, her world changes forever. Her anger at his being late turns to horror when a catastrophic gas leak poisons the city air. Anjali miraculously survives. Her marriage does not.

A smart, successful schoolteacher, Anjali is now remarried to Sandeep, a loving and stable professor. Their lives would be nearly perfect, if not for their young son’s declining health. But when Anjali’s first husband suddenly reappears in her life, she is thrown back to the troubling days of their marriage with a force that impacts everyone around her.

Her first husband’s return brings back all the uncertainty Anjali thought time and conviction had healed–about her decision to divorce, and about her place in a society that views her as scandalous for having walked away from her arranged marriage. As events unfold, feelings she had guarded like gold begin to leak away from her, spreading out into the world and challenging her once firm beliefs.

Rich in insight into Indian culture and psychology, A Breath of Fresh Air resonates with meaning and the abiding power of love. In a landscape as intriguing as it is unfamiliar, Anjali’s struggles to reconcile the roles of wife and ex-wife, working woman and mother, illuminate both the fascinating duality of the modern Indian woman and the difficult choices all women must make.

About the Author

Amulya Malladi earned a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communications engineering from Osmania University in India and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Memphis. She currently works as a marketing manager for a software company in Silicon Valley, where she lives with her husband and son. A Breath of Fresh Air is her first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345450289
Author:
Malladi, Amulya
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
India
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Divorced women
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Remarried people.
Edition Number:
Bound galley ed..
Series Volume:
013
Publication Date:
2002
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
vii, 214 p.
Dimensions:
8.34x5.80x.82 in. .76 lbs.

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