The Aunt Who Wouldn’t Die by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

The Blurb On The Back:

At eighteen, Somlata married into the Mitras: a once noble Bengali household whose descendants have taken to pawning off the family gold to keep up appearances.

When Pishima, the embittered matriarch, dies, Somlata is the first to discover her aunt-in-law’s body – and her sharp-tongued ghost.

First demanding that Somlata hide her gold from the family’s prying hands, Pishima’s ghost continues to wreak havoc on the Mithras.  With secrets spilt and cooking spoilt, Somlata finds herself at the centre of the chaos.  And as the family teeters on the brink of bankruptcy, it looks as though it’s up to her to fix it.

The Aunt Who Wouldn’t Die is a frenetic, funny and fresh novel about three generations of Mitra women, a jewellery box and the rickety family they hold together.  

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