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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.

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Synopsis:

A survivor of the catastrophic gas leak that devastates Bhopal, India, Anjali suffers through the loss of neighbors and family and the breakup of her marriage to an army officer, but she finds new happiness in her new marriage to a loving professor and a successful career as a schoolteacher, until the return of her former husband. A first novel. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.

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.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307414373
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Malladi, Amulya
Author:
Amulya Malladi
Subject:
General
Subject:
Divorced women
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
India
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Remarried people.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030603
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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"Synopsis" by , A survivor of the catastrophic gas leak that devastates Bhopal, India, Anjali suffers through the loss of neighbors and family and the breakup of her marriage to an army officer, but she finds new happiness in her new marriage to a loving professor and a successful career as a schoolteacher, until the return of her former husband. A first novel. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.
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