Di., 28. Nov.|
Book Meet-up The Bandit Queens
Welcome to Bookclub. This month we're reading The Bandit Queens by Parini Shroff. Read it or not and join us for a discussion about it in Academy Bar on 28th of November Pls do RSVP so that we know how much space to reserve!
Time & Location
28. Nov. 2023, 19:00 – 21:00
Salzburg, Franz-Josef-Straße 4, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
About the event
Note: The Discussion will be held in english.
Long listed for the Women's Prize for Fiction and a clear favourite at our last book club from our prize-nominated options, The Bandit Queens covers "murder, mayhem, and blackmail within one small Indian village".
"Geeta's no-good husband disappeared five years ago. She didn't kill him, but everyone thinks she did--no matter how much she protests.
But she soon discovers that being known as a "self-made" widow has some surprising perks. No one messes with her, no one threatens her, and no one tries to control (ahem, marry) her. It's even been good for her business; no one wants to risk getting on her bad side by not buying her jewelry.
Freedom must look good on Geeta, because other women in the village have started asking for her help to get rid of their own no-good husbands...but not all of them are asking nicely."