The Mountain is Young
The main character is Anne, writer and English teacher, married to a man whom she is slowly going to stop loving and with whom she lives in India. After having gone to Kathmandu for a holiday, she decides to accept the proposal to work in an Institute for girls and to move there. Despite various initial perplexities, her husband follows her; but it is exactly there that they finally grow apart. As a matter of fact, Anne will know Unni, Chief Engineer for the construction works of a dam on the Himalaya, and will fall deeply and passionately in love with him, challenging the classical social conventions in order to live this love, and bringing into question her own way of thinking.