When Ismet sees 'the most beautiful woman in the world', Khateja, from a train window he uncharacteristically leaves the train and is married within two days. However Khateja is not so enamoured by her new husband as he would like and she devotes her life to making him as miserable as possible. Touching and very funny - the characters are wonderful.
'It's the ur-ur man isn't it?' Khateja said with perfect serenity.
Quickly she evaluated: was this the correct strategic instant to throw a tantrum? postpone for maximum effect? the relative advantage of an epileptic fit and an asthma attack, gasping, choking for breath, screaming out loud so the cups in the drawer rattled, over a mundane temper tantrum, say? a seizure? In desperate circumstances the effectiveness of a well-thought-out, clearly enunciated, curdled-blood suicide threat shouldn't be underestimated.