I am still reading Virgin Gingelly by V.Sanjay Kumar. It’s not a large book but there’s a lot packed within these pages, and it takes time to distill the language.
I do love his caustic way with words, an example of which is below:
I was twenty years old, born to a placidity called Ramanathan and a career housewife called Engadi Irukae.
That’s what he called her. If his tone was fond that meant Where art thou? Most often he barked and that meant Where the hell are you?
My mother cooked, swabbed and swept. And she fetched. His slippers, his reading glasses, his endless glasses of water and his ointments.
~ Virgin Gingelly by V.Sanjay Kumar
I think most Tamilian households will relate to this teaser. A lot of us grew up in a similar atmosphere in Chennai, I am sure.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!