Monday, 30 October 2006

Bankrupting dowries

Among our new contemporary fiction are books involving a wolf girl, a dark lean man, an orphaned love child, opium dens (in two of the books!), a brutal assassin with the heart of a poet, Romani harpists and a teenage eco-terrorist. An orphaned teenager's greatest dream is to own his own hot-dog stand. Fired police sub-inspector Swami's wife is obsessed with securing the Most Expensive Husbands in India.

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