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Abha Dawesar’s first novel Miniplanner (Cleis Press) was published in India under the title The Three of Us (Penguin India).

Click here to read what the critics have said.

From the back cover: [pullquote style=”left” quote=”dark”] Sex is the secret of Andre’s success after his handsome supervisor, Nathan, beds the ambitious young executive-in-waiting. Enter Sybil, Nathan’s sensual wife, who stakes her own claim on Andre, albeit with neither husband nor wife aware of the other’s involvement. With only a trusted mini-planner to aid him in balancing the intricate timetable of his cosmopolitan life, Andre juggles business with pleasure in comic combinations.[/pullquote]


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What critics have said:

“This engaging novel, unselfconscious of barriers, definitions and changing boundaries, is a coming-of-age of Indian diaspora writers.” — Namita Gokhale in Outlook, February 2003.

“GUTSY GIRL” –Cosmopolitan India’s May 2003 Fun, Fearless, Female

“… is in complete control of her craft…and has a seamless understanding of the traps and confusions of gender identity.” –Hindustan Times, Dec. 26, 2004

“startling in its analysis of a human situation…captures the essence of the human element shorn of all pretension and superficialities” –The Deccan Herald, Bangalore, February 23, 2003

“Quite unlike anything we’ve read from an Indian author in a long time” –The New Indian Express, Bangalore

“Abha Dawesar takes you by surprise” –New Indian Express, March 23, 2003

“Crisp, clear style” –The Hindu, Hyderabad

“breezy sexual tour de force” –The Hindustan Times, July 20, 2003

“ably demonstrates the performativity of gender and constructivism of sexuality as enunciated by Judith Butler in her two seminal works.” –Dr. Subhash Chandra, ISCS, November 2003.



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