Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Book Spotlight of the Day: The Dark Holds No Terrros by Shashi Deshpande

Recommended by Reshma Ranjan

When Reshma told me about this book I went in search for a romance, since I do know that Reshma is an avid romance reader. But to my surprise this turned out to be a story of an abused wife, a scarred daughter and a woman who was searching for - herself. I loved the premise of this book. I am adding this to my TBR definitely. 

According to Reshma Ranjan:

"I would never think it as an amaxing book and all but i read it about 16 years back,,, i still remember the story so vividly... A mentally and financially stronger wife and a husband who wants to prove he is superior... The book isn't bringing down the male or the female... But the social norms which are still a cause to many problems in so many of indian couples. "

Book  Spotlight: The Dark Holds No Terrors

Author:  by Shashi Deshpande

Print Length: 240 pages
Publication Date: First Published in 1982


Why are you still alive—why didn’t you die?”

Years later, Sarita still remembers her mother’s bitter words uttered when, as a little girl, she was unable to save her younger brother from drowning. Now, her mother is dead and Sarita returns to the family home, ostensibly to take care of her father, but in reality to escape the nightmarish brutality her husband inflicts on her. In the quiet of her father’s company, Sarita reflects on the events of her life: her stultifying small town childhood, her domineering mother, her marriage to the charismatic young poet Manohar (who turned vicious when he realized his career was going nowhere and that his wife’s professional success was exceeding his own), her children . . . As she struggles with her emotions and anxieties, Sarita gradually realizes that there is more to life than dependency on marriage and family—she resolves to use her new found truths to make a better life for herself.

Grab The Dark Hold No Terror and the author would appreciate a Review on Amazon or a rating in Goodreads

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