The Adulterous Citizen by Tishani Doshi
|Title||The Adulterous Citizen|
|Publisher||House of Nehesi|
|Category||Indic literature (English)|
|Language||English, Spanish, and French|
Poetry. Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. Asian & Asian American Studies. Women's Studies. Travel. This is an exploration into an obsession. THE ADULTEROUS CITIZEN contemplates the feeling of belonging, while yearning for the seduction of elsewhere. Tishani Doshi guides us through the streets of Cartagena, the seaside of Madras, and the bronze cliffs of Wales; through arcane museums and into strangers' houses; her poems, short stories and essays take us on a train ride across India into self-discovery and a teenager's failed escape on the American Road, into a house of childhood ghosts, and on a journey of a delusional widow in the Himalayas. Travelling along are those abstract countries of memory and the imagination—the author's constant companions, and the reason why she writes at all: because she just "won't shut up!"