Anju lives and works in New York, but she goes home to India on a regular basis, in the hope that her parents can find her a suitable husband. Her independent lifestyle means that she is considered totally unsuitable for the local bachelors, but it is her mother's sole aim to see her married. A light, amusing read exploring the issues between westernised children and eastern parents. It has you racing to the end to see if they live happily ever after.
'No!' I said emphatically, 'Look, there's got to be a vibe that happens between two people; you know, kind of a connection. You just get it - either it's there, or it's not.'
'Aarey, I don't know what you're saying,' my mother replied.
'I just want to be happy, Mummy.'
'Beti,' she replied, 'I don't want you to be happy. I want you to be married.'