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The Patiala Quartet

The Patiala Quartet

Neel Kamal Puri

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(Paperback | ISBN 9789385755316 | 180 pages | January 2016)

Summary

Punjab in the early 1980s. The atmosphere is charged with calls for Khalistan and there is terror and violence on the streets. The ripples reach even the quiet town of Patiala, triggering unexpected changes in the lives of siblings Monty and Minnie, and their cousins Karuna and Michael, who must all find ways of dealing with the new world. Monty retreats into silence and Michael seeks escape in motorbike rides, but the women take life head on. Demure Karuna rejects marriage, causing scandal; and Minnie let’s everyone know that she won’t be a good girl, that she will write her own destiny.

In The Patiala Quartet Neel Kamal Puri crafts a sensitive story about growing up—about losing all hope, and finding happiness; holding on, and letting go; going under, and breaking free.

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‘This debut novel will rank among the best works of English- language fiction from Punjab.’—Khushwant Singh


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About the author

Neel Kamal Puri

Neel Kamal Puri was born in Ludhiana, Punjab. She now lives in Chandigarh, where she teaches English literature and media studies at the Post Graduate Government College for Girls. She is the author of two novels: The Patiala Quartet and Remember to Forget.

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