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The henna artist

Joshi, Alka2021
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Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman's struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist opens a door into a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel. Escaping from an abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone to the vibrant 1950s pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the most highly requested henna artist - and confidante - to the wealthy women of the upper class. But trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own. Known for her original designs and sage advice, Lakshmi must tread carefully to avoid the jealous gossips who could ruin her reputation and her livelihood. As she pursues her dream of an independent life, she is startled one day when she is confronted by her husband, who has tracked her down.
Main title:
The henna artist / Alka Joshi.
Author:
Joshi, Alka, author
Imprint:
London : Mira, 2021.
Collation:
393 pages ; 23 cm.
Series title:
Notes:
Originally published: 2020.
ISBN:
9780778331476 (pbk)
Dewey class:
813.6GF
LC class:
PS3610.O6786
Language:
English
BRN:
2909749
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