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A Bad Character

Deepti Kapoor


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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 cafe 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.

Knopf Publishing Group, 9780385352741, 256pp.

Publication Date: January 20, 2015

About the Author

DEEPTI KAPOOR grew up in Northern India and attended college in New Delhi, where she worked for several years as a journalist.A Bad Characteris her first novel. She lives in Goa. "