Nair conveys her protagonists’ dilemmas with a freshness and charm that makes her story more than just the predictable feminist homily it might appear. She is particularly good on the domestic details such as lazy Sunday lunches, a family row, the sights, sounds and smells of a busy railway station, which make up her characters’ lives. These give her writing a sharpness and immediacy that lifts it above the commonplace.

Christina Koning

The Times

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