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Call #
CD FIC JAS
Edition
Unabridged.
Retail edition.
Descript.
9 audio discs (630 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Time
103000
Descript.
spoken word spw rdacontent
audio s rdamedia
audio disc sd rdacarrier
digital rda
audio file CD audio rda
Note
Repackaged by Midwest Tape.
Title from web page.
Performer
Read by Meera Syal.
Note
Compact discs.
Summary
Nikki lives in West London, where she tends bar at the local pub. The daughter of Indian immigrants, she's spent most of her twenty-odd years distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community, preferring a more independent life. When her father's death leaves the family financially strapped, Nikki, a law school dropout, impulsively takes a job teaching a 'creative writing' course at the community center in the beating heart of London's close-knit Punjabi community. Because of a miscommunication, the proper Sikh widows who show up are expecting to learn basic English literacy, not the art of short-story writing. When one of the widows finds a book of sexy stories in English and shares it with the class, Nikki realizes that beneath their white dupattas, her students have a wealth of fantasies and memories. Eager to liberate these modest women, she teaches them how to express their untold stories, unleashing creativity of the most unexpected, and exciting, kind.
Subject
Alt Author
Syal, Meera, narrator.
ISBN/ISSN
9780062680587
09780062680587
Call #
LT FIC JAS
Edition
Large print edition.
Descript.
503 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
large print rda
Series
Note
"Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice."
Summary
Nikki lives in cosmopolitan West London, where she tends bar at the local pub. The daughter of Indian immigrants, she's spent most of her twenty-odd years distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community of her childhood, preferring a more independent (that is, Western) life. When her father's death leaves the family financially strapped, Nikki, a law school dropout, impulsively takes a job teaching a "creative writing" course at the community center in the beating heart of London's close-knit Punjabi community. Because of a miscommunication, the proper Sikh widows who show up are expecting to learn basic English literacy, not the art of short-story writing. When one of the widows finds a book of sexy stories in English and shares it with the class, Nikki realizes that beneath their white dupattas, her students have a wealth of fantasies and memories. Eager to liberate these modest women, she teaches them how to express their untold stories, unleashing creativity of the most unexpected -- and exciting -- kind. As more women are drawn to the class, Nikki warns her students to keep their work secret from the Brotherhood, a group of highly conservative young men who have appointed themselves the community's "moral police." But when the widows' gossip offers shocking insights into the death of a young wife -- a modern woman like Nikki -- and some of the class erotica is shared among friends, it sparks a scandal that threatens them all.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9781432843328 (hardcover)
143284332X (hardcover)
Call #
FIC JAS
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
298 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary
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.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9780062645128 (hardcover)
0062645129 (hardcover)
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