ISBN 9788129135230,The City Son : A Novel

The City Son : A Novel


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788129135230

ISBN-10 812913523X


Number of Pages 256 Pages
Language (English)

Short stories

Fearless, There's an Eerie element of black magic in Didis Svengali-like manipulation that evokes the domestic horror novels of Shirley Jackson. This superb book stages an intensely powerful showdown. - The Wall Street Journal.

Upadhyay tells his story with simple and direct prose, the multi-character narration adds dramatic depth. - Publishers Weekly

In The City Son, acclaimed and award-winning author Samrat Upadhyay has crafted a spare, understated work examining a thorny subject - A scorned wifes obsession with her husbands illegitimate son.

When Didi discovers that her husband the Masterji, has been hiding his beautiful lover and their young son Tarun in a nearby city, she takes the Masterji back into her grasp and expels his second family. Taruns mother, heartsick and devastated, slowly begins to lose her mind and Tarun turns to Didi for the mothering he longs for. But, as Tarun gets older, Didis domination of the boy turns from the emotional to the physical and the damages she inflicts spiral outward, threatening to destroy Taruns one true chance at true happiness.