The ParcelBook - 2016
From Library Staff
After recently leaving her work as a transgender sex worker in Bombay, Madhu is pulled back into the world after meeting a young girl sold into the trade.
patcumming Mar 02, 2017
Beautifully written but oh so sad. This story will stay with me for a long time. It's hard to imagine a more difficult life than the ones depicted in this novel - child prostitutes and transgendered individuals living in the red light district of Mumbai. It does have a hopeful (relatively) end... Read More »
Madhu identifies as a “hijra”—a person belonging to the third sex, neither man or woman. Now, at 40, Madhu has moved away from prostitution, their lifelong profession, and is forced to beg to support the charismatic head of the hijra clan, Gurumai. One day, Madhu receives a call from Padma Madam,... Read More »