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Erotic stories for Punjabi widows: A Novel

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A lively, sexy, and thought-provoking East-meets-West story about community, friendship, and women's lives at all ages--a spicy and alluring mix of Together Tea and Calendar Girls.

Every woman has a secret life . . .

Nikki lives in cosmopolitan West London, where she tends bar at the local pub. The daughter of Indian immigrants, she's spent most of her twenty-odd years distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community of her childhood, preferring a more independent (that is, Western) life. When her father's death leaves the family financially strapped, Nikki, a law school dropout, impulsively takes a job teaching a "creative writing" course at the community center in the beating heart of London's close-knit Punjabi community.

Because of a miscommunication, the proper Sikh widows who show up are expecting to learn basic English literacy, not the art of short-story writing. When one of the widows finds a book of sexy stories in English and shares it with the class, Nikki realizes that beneath their white dupattas, her students have a wealth of fantasies and memories. Eager to liberate these modest women, she teaches them how to express their untold stories, unleashing creativity of the most unexpected--and exciting--kind.

As more women are drawn to the class, Nikki warns her students to keep their work secret from the Brotherhood, a group of highly conservative young men who have appointed themselves the community's "moral police." But when the widows' gossip offers shocking insights into the death of a young wife--a modern woman like Nikki--and some of the class erotica is shared among friends, it sparks a scandal that threatens them all.

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Grouping Titleerotic stories for punjabi widows
Grouping Authorballi kaur jaswal
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-10-18 05:28:58AM
Last Indexed2020-10-19 04:19:42AM
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subject_facetElectronic books
Erotic fiction
Families -- England -- London -- Fiction
Humorous fiction
London (England) -- Fiction
Panjabis (South Asian people) -- England -- London -- Fiction
Panjabis (South Asian people) -- Fiction
title_displayErotic stories for Punjabi widows
title_fullErotic Stories for Punjabi Widows A Novel
Erotic stories for Punjabi widows / Balli Kaur Jaswal
Erotic stories for Punjabi widows [electronic resource] / Balli Kaur Jaswal
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Panjabis (South Asian people)