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Erotic stories for Punjabi widows : a novel / Balli Kaur Jaswal.

Jaswal, Balli Kaur, (author.). Syal, Meera, (narrator.).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library AUD CD JASWAL (9 cds) (Text) 39206021307549 New Audiovisual Materials Available -
Waterloo-Grant Twp PL - Waterloo AB JAS (Text) 30090000740451 Audio Book Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538416808
  • ISBN: 1538416808
  • ISBN: 9781538416792
  • ISBN: 1538416794
  • Physical Description: 9 audio discs (10 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York] : HarperCollins, [2017]
  • Manufacturer: Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Performed by Meera Syal.
Summary, etc.:
Nikki, a law school dropout, impulsively takes a job teaching a "creative writing" course to widows in London's Punjabi community. But when the widows' gossip offer shocking insights into the death of a young wife--a modern woman like Nikki--it sparks a scandal that threatens them all.
Subject: Panjabis (South Asian people) > England > London > Fiction.
Families > England > London > Fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks.
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  • Blackstone Audiobooks

    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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