There is only a handful of Indian writers who fully understand the characters they write. Anita Nair is one such author who becomes one with the women in her books and puts up a fierce and endless fight till the end for them to find a voice. Nair’s brilliance lies in the fact that she doesn’t merely portray these women as victims. They are flawed human beings with flesh and bones — and survivors. An evocative and raw story coupled with Nair’s impeccable prose make for an intensely intriguing read.