Overview for The Three of Us
â€˜Having affairs with a husband and a wife was terribly inconvenient.â€™ â€˜When we meet Andre he's a blank slate: a freshly minted 24-year-old college grad on his first day of work at a Manhattan-based investment bank...Within days heâ€™s seriously boffing the sensuous Nathan, his bossâ€™s boss, and has been seduced by the elegant Sybil, Nathanâ€™s young wife. Before long heâ€™s halfheartedly sleeping with the frumpy office secretary, Martha (eventually getting her pregnant). Along the way he reconnects with levelheaded Madhu, the Indian woman he dated and nearly married in college. In the end, thereâ€™s more going on here than a simple, thoroughly enjoyable sex farce. Dawesar has created an intricate, often hilarious story with swift, crisp prose and clean, short sentences which deliver steamy sex scenes, tender family moments, and passages of reflective introspection with equally engaging directness. Itâ€™s an expressive, impressive debut.â€™
Abha Dawesar (Author)
Abha Dawesar was born in 1974 in New Delhi, and graduated with honours from Harvard University. She was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts fiction fellowship and is the author of the novel The Three of Us (Penguin, 2003). Abha lives in New York.