Gatehouse author Preti Taneja will be reading from her novella Kumkum Malhotra at Heffers in Cambridge on Tuesday 13th October. The event starts at 18:30 and free tickets can be obtained here:
Look how we disappear: from a family, from a life, from a story.
In a small house in Nizamudin, Kumkum Malhotra prepares herself for the evening ahead. Then an accident calls Kumkum down. As she breaks a circle of boys, her carefully planned evening unravels and with it, her sense of self.
In language whose very precision seems a structural edifice for Kumkum’s survival, Preti Taneja tells a familiar tale with startling freshness and an original, exacting style.
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