Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

eBook - 2017
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Nikki has spent most of her life distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community. After her father's death she takes a job teaching a creative writing course in the heart of the Punjabi community. When one of the women students brings a book of erotica to class, Nicki use it as the basis for helping these modest women unleash creativity by telling their own stories.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062645135
0062645137
0062645129
9780062645128
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Chicago Public Library recommends this title as one of the best books published in 2017.

Nikki is no proper Sikh girl. She's a bartender in West London and has always resisted what she sees as her family's restrictive immigrant culture. But after her father's death leaves her family in need of money, she takes a job teaching creative writing at the Sikh community center in a Punjabi ... Read More »


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KateHillier Jul 03, 2017

Nikki is a 22 year old drifter. She hasn't figured out what to do with herself and finds herself taking on what she believes to be a writing class at a community centre in the heart of London's Punjabi community. That is not what the widows who have signed up thought they were learning and it transitions into something else. Something you'd never imagine the female elders of any community discussing. There is the threat of a morality police, the class being shut down, Nikki's love life and family, and despite the less than savory bits it was great fun to read with a whole lot to chat about.

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abcDena
Jun 23, 2017

This book was a great idea, but it needed a more skilled writer. I feel like it couldn't decide between being domestic or contemporary fiction, chick lit, romance, or mystery. Not that you have to stick to one genre, but this didn't mesh properly. It isn't a terrible book: it's a compulsive read, in part because the protagonist is sympathetic, and for the cast of characters that revolves around her. One might say there are too many characters to truly care about :) and this is true, but that also helps it be a quick read. If you want a light chick-lit-romantic-mystery with a hint of identity crisis and self-actualization of the adrift college drop-out, this book's your guy.

I'd check out Jaswal's next book, so...meh. I like South Asian fiction and novels about culture clash.

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