Secret Diary of an Incurable Romantic by Chitrangada Mukherjee

Meet Madhubala Ray, an incorrigible romantic, 
a closet alcoholic, and a thirty-year-old
brand-spanking-new widow in Chennai.

She lives with her seventy-year-old mostly-silent MIL—whose name she can’t remember, teaches Social Science to bratty teenagers, and suddenly has a life filled with unpredictable men, catty colleagues, a bisexual best friend, and . . . heart-wrenching memories of her late husband.

How do you deal with all of that? If you are Madhu, you write. Join this oddball-widow who always keeps it real as she gives an honest account of a young North Indian working woman in Chennai, who tries to survive through wine and vodka, her quirky sense of humour, and refuses to give up on love. Despite its oddities. The question is: does she survive and find love, again?

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