Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Here’s my teaser
Indu did not like everything changing around her. It was like being on a merry-go-round from which you couldn’t get off. First, Achan had left her and Mani and gone off to jail; this was bad enough. Why did he have to do things that other children’s fathers did not do? And now Devi was acting strangely too – going to meetings in that mad Karthi teacher’s house and threatening to walk in processions, holding the Congress flag. What if she was also arrested by the police? Indu’s household was shrinking in front of her and she did not know how to stop it happening.
– From Shards of Sunlight by Anand Nair. Set in pre-Independence India, it is a coming of age tale of Indu. It follows Indu’s life as she negotiates the hard, traditional world of her extended family. Although Indu’s father is considered a local hero within her community, the harassment she faces from the police only makes her life harder. To make things worse, Indu and Mani soon find that they are vulnerable to predators from both within and without their family.