The Bandit Queens by Parini Shroff (HC)

The Bandit Queens by Parini Shroff (HC)

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For Geeta, life as a widow is more peaceful than life as a wife...

Until the other women in her village decide they want to be widows, too.

Geeta is believed to have killed her vanished husband - a rumour she hasn't bothered trying to correct, because a reputation like that can keep a single woman safe in rural India. But when she's approached for help in ridding another wife of her abusive drunk of a husband, her reluctant agreement sets in motion a chain of events that will change the lives of all the women in the village....

A darkly irreverent and fresh take on a feminist revenge thriller, perfect for readers of
My Sister the Serial Killer, How To Kidnap The Rich and "the Sharon Horgan series Bad Sisters.


"A radically feel-good story about the murder of no-good husbands by a cast of unsinkable women." -- Chandler Baker ― New York Times 

"This funny, feel-good read is a rollicking ride rife with memorable characters involved in ill-fated hijinks. It also serves up commentary on class, power dynamics and the role of women in society, with a feminist history lesson to boot."  ― Good Housekeeping

"Shroff cleverly considers how women might achieve autonomy within rural India's patriarchal society through shrewd, if complicated, female friendships." ― Washington Post

"The Bandit Queens is an original, memorable, and endearing story. At times deeply serious, at times laugh-out-loud funny...a sobering but hopeful exploration of womanhood, social injustices, and second chances. - Charmaine Wilkerson, New York Times bestselling author of Black Cake

Hardcover Edition
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 978-1838957148
Pages: 352