This book made me angry.
Yes, it did bring up the social problem of young uneducated women being married off to NRIs and then finding themselves left at the mercy of their husbands and a social situation that is alien. On top of that if the protagonist is shy and introverted, it leaves her with a low self esteem.
While it has all of P.G.Van’s usual blend of good language, great characters and nuances, and holds you to the end, I did not agree with the path taken to get a woman to realise her self worth.
“She was a stay – home mother, and the thought of people watching her on their screens made her feel exposed”.
“She gasped wrapping her hands around her midriff feeling like she was standing nude in front of everyone who was viewing the videos.”
These are excerpts from the book. And this is what someone who loves her does to her?
That is not my idea of love even if he means well. There are better ways of telling a woman that she is worthy than invading her privacy and making her feel violated.
And for that alone, though everything else was great, I cannot give it more than three stars.