page 18 of 244 of An Unrestored Woman

The Merchant’s Mistress

I wonder how Renu got out of the “Camp for Refugees and Unrestored Women”? Perhaps Reo is playing with identity in that Renu has been ‘restored’ into a man the way she thinks the middle-aged father on the train “looked sadly at [his] little girls, as if from sheer longing he could turn them into boys”. Perhaps the spell jumped to Renu instead.