The City Son

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The City Son

By Samrat Upadhyay

Book details

  • ISBN: 9788129135230
  • Publisher: Rupa Publications
  • First Publish Year: 2014 AD/ 1st
  • Cover: Paper Back
  • Category: Fiction | Novels
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 243
  • Size: 140*220
  • Weight(gms): 200
USD 7.26


In The City Son, acclaimed and award-winning author Samrat Upadhyay has crafted a spare, understated work examining a thorny subject: a scorned wife s obsession with her husband s illegitimate son. 

When Didi discovers that her husband, the Masterji, has been hiding his beautiful lover and their young son Tarun in a nearby city, she takes the Masterji back into her grasp and expels his second family. Tarun s mother, heartsick and devastated, slowly begins to lose her mind, and Tarun turns to Didi for the mothering he longs for. But, as Tarun gets older, Didi s domination of the boy turns from the emotional to the physical, and the damages she inflicts spiral outward, threatening to destroy Tarun s one true chance at true happiness. 

Vivid, potent, disturbing, and gorgeously stark in its execution, The City Son is a novel not soon forgotten


Samrat Upadhyay