Author(s): Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
When Sudha leaves India to join her cousin Anju in California, it starts a chain of events that will change both their lives. The women have been bosom friends since childhood and, having recently suffered tragedy, need each other more than ever. Tensions mount - their relationship becomes overshadowed by jealousy as Anju's husband becomes increasingly besotted with Sudha The Vine of Desire is a novel of extraordinary depth and sensitivity. Through the eyes of people caught in the clash of cultures, Divakaruni reveals the rewards and the perils of breaking free from the past and the complicated, often contradictory emotions that shape the women's passage to independence.