By C S Lakshmi

The physique used to be the one fact she knew. It used to be the physique by myself that was once left, while she went past the body.’
Journeys shape the leitmotif of those incredible new tales via Ambai. occasionally culminating in an unconventional love affair, a few are impressive stories of loyalty and integrity; others contact at the virtually outstanding, absurd element of Mumbai. but others discover the thought of a healthy self, and its tragic absence now and then. those tales are illuminated by means of bright and strange characters: from an eccentric, penurious singer-couple who undertake an ape as their son, to a male prostitute, who's battered through bimbos for now not giving ‘full’ satisfaction.
Crucially, a few of the tales, just like the identify one, have interaction uninhibitedly with a woman’s dating to her physique. For Ambai, feminist par excellence, the sensual physique, skilled as a common panorama altering with age, is even as, the single car of lifestyles and power for mapping the exterior world.

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