Full of warmth and laugh-out-loud funny, the new novel from the author of Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
British-born Punjabi sisters Rajni, Jezmeen and Shirina have never been close but when their mother died, she had only one request: that they take a pilgrimage across India to carry out her final rites. While an extended family holiday is the last thing they want, each sister has her own reasons to run away from her life.
Rajni is the archetypal know-it-all eldest but her son dropped a devastating bombshell before she left and for the first time she doesn’t know what the future holds.
Middle sister Jezmeen was always a loudmouth, translating her need for attention into life as a struggling actress. But her career is on the skids after an incident went viral and now she’s desperate to find her voice again.
Shirina has always been the golden child, who confounded expectations by having an arranged marriage and moving to the other side of the world. But her perfect life isn’t what it seems and time is running out to make the right choice.
As the miles rack up on their jaunt across India, the secrets of the past and present are sure to spill out…
About the author
Balli Kaur Jaswal is the author of EROTIC STORIES FOR PUNJABI WIDOWS. Born in Singapore and raised in Japan, Russia and the Philippines, she studied creative writing in the US and the UK. She was inspired to write her debut novel after living in Southall, West London.She currently lives in Singapore.
- Praise for Balli Kaur Jaswal:
- ‘Big-hearted, earthy and funny: turns so many preconceptions upside down. A rattlingly good story’ Deborah Moggach, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
- ‘Warm and hilariously funny’ Good Housekeeping
- ‘Charming, hilarious and thoughtful’ The Pool
- ‘Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows balances darkness and light, social commentary and ecstatic escapism… funny and moving tale of desire and its discontents’ The Economist
- ‘Sensual, authentic and hilarious, I will never look at an aubergine in the same way again – 5 stars’ The Sun
- ‘Enlightening and entertaining’ Woman & Home
- ‘A dark comedy… about empowerment and friendship’ Tatler
- ‘A page turner… Tackles serious themes with a light and funny touch’ Glamour
- ‘Funny yet serious, this is a fab book about women, culture and secrets’ Prima
- ‘By turns erotic, romantic, and mysterious, this tale of women defying patriarchal strictures enchants’ Kirkus Reviews
- ‘Compulsive, funny and wonderfully original – this novel glows with witty sensuality. I love it ’ Helen Lederer, Losing It
- ‘Poignant, intelligent yet wickedly funny – a delightful read that reignites one’s belief in the power of sisterhood’ June Sarpong