Rosmini Shaari’s latest novel, The Wife covers the lives of modern Muslim women and the challenges they face with regard sexism, polygamy, equality and self-entrapment…reports Asian Lite News
Based heavily on Shaari’s own life as a modern, educated Muslim woman, it takes a heavy slice of reality and plants this on the pages of the fictional characters. And in doing so, it transforms The Wife from being merely a good read into an important tool for social and cultural revelation.
Set in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, The Wife (Forty-Six Books – www.makedopublishing.com) is a story of high emotion and drama, reflecting the universality of our lives. It tells the story of three women. A stoic and pragmatic wife desperate to save her marriage. A young, doe-eyed mistress helplessly in love but worried her suitor may one day too leave her. And a beautiful woman who re-emerges from the past. She appears to have it all, but is she about to lose it?
What have these women got in common? All three are searching for happiness. But can they find it in the shape of love, or will jealousy, sacrifice and retribution get in their way and ruin their lives forever?
The Wife stands among great literary masterpieces such as Khaled Hosseini’s Kite Runner and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus, in that is combines fantastic writing with a sensational plot and focuses a magnifying glass on modern society. In this novel Shaari spins a magical tale of love, heartbreak, lust and betrayal, making The Wife a perfect Summer read for women of all ages and from across the globe.