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The aunt who wouldn't die

Mukhopadhyay, Sirshendu, 1935-2020
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At 18, Somlata married into the Mitras: a once noble Bengali household whose descendants have taken to pawning off the family gold to keep up appearances. When Pishima, the embittered matriarch, dies, Somlata is the first to discover her aunt-in-law's body - and her sharp-tongued ghost. First demanding that Somlata hide her gold from the family's prying hands, Pishima's ghost continues to wreak havoc on the Mitras. Secrets spilt, cooking spoilt, Somlata finds herself at the centre of the chaos. And as the family teeter on the brink of bankruptcy, it looks like it's up to her to fix it. 'The Aunt Who Wouldn't Die' is a frenetic, funny and fresh novel about three generations of Mitra women, a jewellery box, and the rickety family they hold together.
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The aunt who wouldn't die / Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay ; translated by Arunava Sinha.
London : John Murray, 2020.
167 pages ; 20 cm
Translated from the Bengali.This translation originally published: 2019.This translation originally published: India: BEE Books, 2017.
9781529391022 (pbk)
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