Synopses & Reviews
"Nasrin's voice is the voice of humanism everywhere."—Wole Soyinka
"Taslima Nasrin has spoken out about the oppression of women under Islam, and what she's said needed saying."—Salman Rushdie
Revenge is a delicious novel about getting even from one of the most controversial and internationally acclaimed writers of her generation.
In modern Bangladesh, Jhumur marries for love and imagines life with her husband, Haroon, will continue much as it did when they were dating on her university campus. But once she crosses the threshold of Haroon's family home, Jhumur finds she is expected to be the traditional Muslim wife: head covered, eyes averted, and unable to leave the house without an escort. When she becomes pregnant, Jhumur is shocked to discover that Haroon doesn't believe the baby is his. Overwhelmed by his mistrust, Jhumur plots her revenge in the arms of a handsome neighbor. Readers from every walk of life will be stunned by this tale of love, lust, and blood ties.
Taslima Nasrin, an award-winning writer and human rights activist, is known for her powerful writing on women's oppression and unflinching criticisms of Islam, despite forced exile and multiple fatwa calling for her death. In India and Bangladesh, Nasrin's fiction, poetry, memoirs, and essays have topped bestseller lists abroad since the 1990s and have been translated into twenty languages.
From the exiled Bangladeshi poet and internationally acclaimed author of Shame comes a delicious tale about getting even.
In modern Bangladesh, Jhumur marries for love and imagines life with her husband, Haroon, will continue just as it did when they were dating. But once she crosses the threshold of Haroon's lavish family home, Jhumur is expected to play the role of a traditional Muslim wife: head covered, eyes averted, and unable to leave the house without an escort. When she becomes pregnant, Jhumur is shocked to discover that Haroon does not believe the baby is his, demanding an immediate termination of the pregnancy. Overwhelmed by his distrust, Jhumur plots her payback in the arms of a handsome and artistic neighbor.
Readers the world over will eat up this cautionary tale of love, lust, and blood ties, delivered by the award-winning "voice of humanism everywhere" (Wole Soyinka).
Between husbands and wives, sometimes revenge is the best way to get even.
About the Author
Internationally recognized, award-winning writer, Taslima Nasrin is known for her outspoken feminist philosophies and unflinching criticisms of Islam despite multiple fatwa calling for her death. Bangladeshi born Nasrin now lives in NYC, where she was a writer in exile during the 2008-2009 school year at NYU. A doctor and activist, Nasrin's fiction and memoir have been translated into 20 languages.