When I Hit You
Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife
A courageous novel set in modern India, exploring the extreme violence faced by a newly-wed woman at the hands of her university professor husband. Based on the author's own experience, the story delves into intellectual and physical cruelty and the isolating effects of abuse. Despite the harrowing subject matter, the protagonist finds hope in the power of writing to act as her salvation, weaving themes of fiction and storytelling throughout. Tender and lyrical, this book is a smart and fierce exploration of defiance in the face of domestic violence.