page 6 of 244 of An Unrestored Woman

An Unrestored Woman

Of course she wants a swing, she’s still only 14 – and how could she know who her husband is, she’s only 14.

Rao describes Nella’s hair on the floor as “coiled like seething black serpents” then describes the sun as it “hissed and spit as it neared the horizon”. The leaves are “dusty and exhausted” just like she and her mother in law.