Samrat Upadhyay

Samrat Upadhyay is the author of ARRESTING GOD IN KATHMANDU, a Whiting Award winner, THE ROYAL GHOSTS, and THE GURU OF LOVE, a New York Times Notable Book and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year. He has written for the New York Times and has appeared on BBC Radio and National Public Radio. Upadhyay directs the creative writing program at Indiana University.

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by Samrat Upadhyay - Family & Relationships, Fiction, Parenting & Family

When Didi discovers that her husband has been hiding his lover and their young son Tarun in a nearby city, she takes him 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.