THE GODDESS IN THE LIVING ROOM

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LATHA
translated by PALANIAPPAN ARUMUGUM, SULOSANA KARTHIGASU, KAVITHA KARUMBAYEERAM, YAMUNA MURTHI RAJU, RAVI SHANKER & KOKILAVANI SILVARATHI
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Translated from Tamil to English, the book begins with the story of Alyssa, who is left with her grandparents on Pulau Ubin as a child and her experience with devastating loss as an adult. Among other stories: A grandmother whose final wish is to carry the kavadi, a wife who wonders if her role is simply to cook for her family according to their needs and desires and a filial daughter caring for her terminally ill mother.


The Goddess in the Living Room is a collection of short stories where the voices of Tamil women in Singapore are given a powerful outlet by Latha.