A book of short stories written by women from Bangladesh. However, if you don't usually read translations, don't let this put you off. I inadvertently assumed the stories, as they were written by women, would be 'flowery and feminine', This is not the case. Issues raised cover customs, family life, male jealousy, snobbery and poverty. Indeed they don't shy away from these controversial subjects. An interesting read if, like me, you live many miles away from Bangladesh and are interested in other cultures.