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The Hottest Day of the Year by Brinda Charry

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In a small town in South India, benath the brutal summer sun, a young girl watches anxiously as tensions simmer, then boil over... Her parents away on business, eleven-year-old Nithya spends six sultry months in Tamil Nadu with her unmarried uncle and widowed aunt. Battling sheer boredom, stupefying heat and nosy neighbours, she befriends the family's pretty servant, Sudha. Tagging along to milk the buffalo and gather vegetables, Nithya learns the rhythm of the older girl's life - and the secret that threatens it. When Sudha hangs herself in her bedroom, the surrounding brahmin community seethes with fascination, and Nithya learns more about her uncle and her aunt than she wanted to know. As she tells Sudha's story in an exquisitely rendered voice, Nithya emerges as an extraordinary girl in her own right. By turns lyrical, tragic and redemptive,THE HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR introduces Brinda Charry as an exciting new literary voice. This 2003 Black Swan Paperback is in Good condition.

ISBN: 9780552771214 SKU: 1101358 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.