The Other Wife

The Other Wife

A Novel in Verse

Book - 2003
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Leela is about to enter her second marriage. In the seven steps she would take around the marital fire, she would become a stranger to one man, and the intimate part of another man's body. As she takes each step, she reminisces her falling in love with her first husband, Salim; her fighting against her father to become Salim's; and the inevitable death it would bring her father. When Salim exercises his Muslim polygamist right and marries a second wife, Leela leaves him. To repay the debt she owed her dead father, she decides to marry the man he always wanted for her — Shiva, a married man. As Leela traces her seven steps around the marital fire, she recounts her journey through love, elopement, marriage, divorce, and a second marriage — her journey from being the first wife to the other wife. The Other Wife is a look into the directions in which those seven steps take a person and the ways in which a life repents them. It is also a breathtaking, deeply affecting collection that deals with one woman's struggle to find an identity for herself.
Publisher: Baltimore, MD : PublishAmerica, c2003.
ISBN: 9781413706833
1413706835
Branch Call Number: 811.6/KATRAGADDA
Characteristics: 114 p. ; 22 cm.

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