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A Bad Character: A novel

Authors: Kapoor, Deepti
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC044000, FIC019000, FIC043000
ISBN: 9780385352758, Related ISBNs: 0385352743, 0385352751, 0804171335, 9780385352741, 9780385352758
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 256,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A highly charged fiction debut about a young woman in India, and the love that both shatters and transforms her
 
She is twenty, restless in New Delhi. Her mother has died; her father has left for Singapore.

He is a few years older, just back to India from New York.

When they meet in a café one afternoon, she—lonely, hungry for experience, yearning to break free of tradition—casts aside her fears and throws herself headlong into a love affair, one that takes her where she has never been before.

Told in a voice at once gritty and lyrical, mournful and frank, A Bad Character marks the arrival of an astonishingly gifted new writer. It is an unforgettable hymn to a dangerous, exhilarating city, and a portrait of desire and its consequences as timeless as it is universal.
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