by Madhuri Vijay published in The New Yorker
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A woman falls in love with an older man, and then ...Show description
Posted 948 days ago
In the beginning I though "what a bizarre story." But as it moves on, at a pretty fast pace, it gets more and more interesting. I found myself getting to the end of the short "chapters" and wanting to read the next one.
Rani is a sinister character, somewhat if a cliché, but interesting nonetheless. Greeta is a complete pushover, but I assume this has to do with her heritage and the role of women in her upbringing.
The "foreign" aspect of the story was nicely woven into it. I knew it was about another place but it all felt so familiar. Often, writers can overemphasize to the point where it takes a lead role. Vijay makes sure we focus entirely on her characters.