French Lover.

Taslima Nasrin



A woman’s search for love and independence in a strange city far away from home. French Lover is the story of Niranjana, a young Bengali woman from Kolkata who moves to Paris after her marriage to Kishlak, a restaurant owner.

Kishlak’s luxurious apartment seems to Niranjana to be a gilded cage, and she feels stifled within its friendless confines. Her marriage, where she functions as little more than a housekeeper and a sex object, is far from fulfilling and Niranjana looks desperately for a way out of the boredom and depression that threaten to engulf her life.

It is at this point that she meets Benoit Dupont, a blond, blue-eyed handsome Frenchman, and is swept off her feet. Benoit introduces Niranjana to the streets, the cafes and the art galleries of Paris. In her passionate, sexually liberating relationship with Benoit, she finally begins to have an inkling of her own desires.

The relationship ends when Niranjana realizes that Benoit’s first priority is himself and not the woman he loves, and that her need for him has ended. But her road to self-discovery has only just begun. Bold in concept and powerful in execution, French Lover is a fascinating glimpse into the workings of a woman’s mind as she struggles to come to terms with her identity in a hostile world.

Language English
ISBN-10 0-14-302810-3
ISBN-13 978-0143028109
No of pages 293
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Book Publisher Penguin India
Published Date 22 Jan 2002

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Author : Taslima Nasrin

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