The ParcelBook - 2016
Madhu, born a boy, but a eunuch by choice, has spent most of her life in a clan of transgender sex workers in Kamathipura, Bombay. Now 40, she has moved away from prostitution and is forced to beg to support the charismatic head of the clan, Gurumai. Later Madhu receives a call from the most feared brothel owner in the district: a "parcel" has arrived--a young girl from the provinces, betrayed and trafficked by her aunt--and Madhu must prepare it for its fate. Despite Madhu's reluctance, she is forced to take the job, causing her emotions to spiral out of control as her past comes back to haunt her.
Publisher: Toronto :, Alfred A. Knopf Canada,, 2016
Characteristics: viii, 284 pages