The book by Perumal Murugan has been recently translated into English. The book has been published by Penguin India.
ONE AMAZING STORY. TWO DIFFERENT ENDINGS.
At the end of Perumal Murugan’s trailblazing novel One Part Woman, readers are left on a cliffhanger as Kali and Ponna’s intense love for each other is torn to shreds. What is going to happen next to this beloved couple?
In Trial by Silence-one of two inventive sequels that picks up the story right where One Part Woman ends-Kali is determined to punish Ponna for what he believes is an absolute betrayal. But Ponna is equally upset at being forced to atone for something that was not her fault. In the wake of the temple festival, both must now confront harsh new uncertainties in their once idyllic life together.
In Murugan’s magical hands, this story reaches a surprising and dramatic conclusion.
About the author
Perumal Murugan is the star of contemporary Tamil literature. An award-winning writer, poet, and scholar, he has garnered both critical acclaim and commercial success for his vast array of work. Some of his novels have been translated into English to immense acclaim, including Seasons of the Palm, which was shortlisted for the Kiriyama Prize in 2005, and One Part Woman, his best-known work, which was shortlisted for the Crossword Award and won the prestigious ILF Samanvay Bhasha Samman in 2015. A Lonely Harvest and Trial by Silence — his two ingenious parallel sequels to One Part Woman — were shortlisted for the JCB Prize for Fiction 2019.