by Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay
Translated by Arunava Sinha
And I struggle to find my place in this dark novel. I yearn for passion and despair – for that is what makes good literature – while Ishwari seeks a life of joy for herself and her son.
Ishwari has run away from home, seeking to free herself from the shackles of society and devote her attentions to writing a novel… only to realise that her five year old son Roo has followed her. Ishwari and Roo wander the streets of Kolkata at night, until an elderly man takes pity on them and offers them an empty room in the guesthouse he manages. Ishwari gets work as a caregiver to the handsome gentleman who lives next door, while Roo spends all day locked up on the roof.
Pulsing with raw energy, Abandon gives voice to the perpetual conflict between the demands of life, particularly of motherhood, and those of art.
Paperback: 234 Pages
Product Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm
Published by Tilted Axis Press