Forbidden

Akashitora Dutta

Forbidden

Akashitora Dutta

Distributed for Zubaan Books

Translated by Agomonee B. Chetia 
250 pages | 5 x 8
Cloth $19.00 ISBN: 9789385932274 Will Publish December 2017 World sales rights except India
This novel tells the stories of three lives in parallel: the first in a city, the second in a small town, the third in a village. In each, the protagonist finds himself or herself caught in a dilemma of identity and desire, repeatedly coming back to the same questions: is what they want wrong? Is it wrong for a woman to love another woman? For a man to love a man? For a boy to put on girls’ clothes, not as an act of sexual desire, but as an expression of self? Forbidden takes readers deep into the intimate lives and thoughts of these characters, showing how they—like so many others whose lives go untold—search for love and happiness in life, art, and, all too often, the idea of what’s “normal.”
 
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