Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

Book - 2017
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After her father's death, Nikki, who has spent most of her life distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community, takes a job teaching a creative writing course in the heart of the Punjabi community.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062645128
Characteristics: 298 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number: JASWAL, B


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AL_LESLEY Feb 08, 2018

What a fun and funny book. Jaswal highlights the cultural divide between east and west in Southall London. The exploration of intolerance, honour crimes, and women's rights bring a seriousness to this story that also explores feminine sexuality at any age.

KateHillier Jul 03, 2017

Nikki is a 22 year old drifter. She hasn't figured out what to do with herself and finds herself taking on what she believes to be a writing class at a community centre in the heart of London's Punjabi community. That is not what the widows who have signed up thought they were learning and it transitions into something else. Something you'd never imagine the female elders of any community discussing. There is the threat of a morality police, the class being shut down, Nikki's love life and family, and despite the less than savory bits it was great fun to read with a whole lot to chat about.

Jun 23, 2017

This book was a great idea, but it needed a more skilled writer. I feel like it couldn't decide between being domestic or contemporary fiction, chick lit, romance, or mystery. Not that you have to stick to one genre, but this didn't mesh properly. It isn't a terrible book: it's a compulsive read, in part because the protagonist is sympathetic, and for the cast of characters that revolves around her. One might say there are too many characters to truly care about :) and this is true, but that also helps it be a quick read. If you want a light chick-lit-romantic-mystery with a hint of identity crisis and self-actualization of the adrift college drop-out, this book's your guy.

I'd check out Jaswal's next book, so...meh. I like South Asian fiction and novels about culture clash.


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