As It Was Written: A Novel

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St. Martin's Press, Feb 16, 2010 - Fiction - 384 pages
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The epic journey of an Indian-American family which unfolds when men and women, Hindus and Catholics, histories and curses, collide

In McLean, Virginia, Dr. Raman Nair lives a life of abounding satisfaction with his tiny wife, Jaya, and his harem of enormous and beautiful daughters. He has been away from his native Kerala, India for so long that he has happily forgotten the ancient Brahmin curse that follows his family like a black cloud, killing one girl for love in every generation. But his wife hasn’t forgotten, nor has his baby sister, Gita. Suddenly his daughters are up to no good and Dr. Raman Nair doesn’t know which way to turn.

As It Was Written marks the arrival of a wonderful new voice in fiction, and a storyteller of the highest order.

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User Review  - Vivarte - Borders

A master at characterization, the people in Hampton's story quickly become people that you know and enjoy spending time with. From the five fat daughters to Dr. Dandruff and Baby George, each has his ... Read full review

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Read this book !! This is a wonderful piece of story telling ! I laughed......I cried.......I LOVED this novel. Read full review

About the author (2010)

SUJATHA HAMPTON left her fifteen year career as an educator to write As It Was Written, which is her first novel.

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