Twenty-five-year-old Sophie Das has moved from her hometown, Shillong, to Bangalore, in search of work, fun and freedom. Big Girl Now follows Sophie and her friends through the streets, offices, pubs, shopping malls, call-centers and rock concerts of the money-mad city and into the homes of Bangalore’s new rich.
But when a horrific murders sends her back home to her Hamlet-quoting father and increasingly religious mother, Sophie is forced to reconsider what is valuable and where she belongs.
Balancing cynicism with warm humour, wit with uncertainty, empathy with honesty, Big Girl Now is an assured portrait of a new generation looking to find their place in a fast-changing world.
‘Anjum Hasan is one of the most suggestive and subtle Indian writers of her generation.’ Amit Chauddhuri
Fiction • Paperback, 320 pages • ISBN: 9780980740561 • $29.95