Wife (novel)

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Author Bharati Mukherjee
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fiction novel
Published 1975 Houghton Mifflin
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 213 pp
ISBN 0-395-20439-9
OCLC 1176882
LC Class PZ4.M9555 Wi3 PR9499.3.M77
Preceded by The Tiger's Daughter (1971)
Followed by Darkness (1985)

Wife (1975) is a novel by noted author, Bharati Mukherjee.

Plot summary[edit]

This is the story of Dimple Dasgupta who has an arranged marriage to Amit Basu, an engineer, instead of marrying a neurosurgeon as she had dreamed about. They move to the United States and experience culture shock and loneliness. At one point, she jumps rope to escape her pregnancy. As frustration becomes expressed as abuse, the tale turns to tragedy with the murder of her husband, Amit at the end.

Book information[edit]

Wife by Bharati Mukherjee

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