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Polite Society by Mahesh Rao
Aug 20, 2019 | 368 Pages
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“Is it possible to marry a book? Because Polite Society is so funny, smart, sophisticated, and captivating, you just want to spend your whole life with it. It was love at first sight from the very first page and I never wanted it to end.” – Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians

“With biting wit, this send-up of high society deflates social strata while bringing tenderness and romance to its comedy of manners.” Esquire

“Clever, rich-in-insight, and with a discomfiting wit and impeccable prose, Polite Society uncovers some of the best blessings of Austen. Dear reader, this book is delicious!”—Jade Chang, author of The Wangs vs. the World

“The pace and breezy style, along with sometimes broad but always entertaining characters, will keep readers enchanted.” Booklist

“Witty, smart, compelling.” —Kamila Shamsie, author of Home Fire
“The only way to write an Austentatious novel.” —Financial Times
“Rao has a great eye for absurd detail and a sensitive ear for what’s not said.” —Mohammed Hanif, author of Red Birds
“A bitingly funny version of Austen’s Emma. . . . Could have been titled Crazy Rich Indians.”—South China Morning Post
“An unputdownable jewel of a novel by a writer of astonishing talent.” —Sonia Faleiro, author of Beautiful Thing
“Navigates the sparkle and sordidness of Delhi’s high society with wit and acuity.” —Mint (India)
“High comedy with a dark edge; and a genuinely well-adapted Jane Austen novel.”—Hindustan Times (India)

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