"The Dark Holds No Terrors", by Shashi Deshpande

Novel, 1980

A story of a career woman whose encounters at home, both when growing up and then in marriage, present her with huge emotional issues. This is a story of how aspirations and rising above preassigned social roles aren’t purely about breaking barriers, but also about huge toil and pressures on relationships. An easy book to get into with a strong narrative voice, and the suspicion, often peering out of the psychological undergrowth, that perhaps things aren’t exactly as they seem.

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