•He broke up with Maxine a few months after his dad’s death because she got jealous that he wasspending so much time with his family during the mourning process.•One night, Gogol agrees to go out with the other students in the class he is taking to prepare for his registration exam. He ends up having a good time with a woman named Bridget, who is his age and married. Her husband lives in Massachusetts, and she begins to have an affair with Gogol•She always comes to his apartment, just to have sex, not a relationship. Gogol eventually ends the affair because he feels guilty about Bridget betraying her husband.•Gogol's mother encourages him to call Moushimi who is the daughter of family friends whom Gogol has grown up around at family parties•They had a date and went out to eat, and had time to reminisce about their childhoods, which overlapped but not in a way that is significant to either of them. •Moushimi tells him that she moved to Paris to study French literature, and moved to New York to follow her ex-fiancé, an American named Graham. •Moushumi confides in Gogol that she never liked any of the Indian men who courted her; because she is a woman, the encouragement to get married had been more intense for her. She felt lonely, as if she would never meet anyone to marry.•After college, when she went to Paris, she began to have a newfound confidence that allowed her had many romantic affairs with many men at once. •She fell in love with Graham, an American living in Paris for a year, and returned with him to NewYork to get a PhD.•Moushumi confides in Gogol that she never liked any of the Indian men who courted her; because she is a woman, the encouragement to get married had been more intense for her. •She felt lonely, as if she would never meet anyone to marry. After college, when she went to Paris, she began to have a newfound confidence that allowed her to carry out romantic affairs with manymen at once. She fell in love with Graham, an American living in Paris for a year, and returned with him to New York to become a PhD •Moushimi and Graham had lived together in Manhattan, hiding their reltionship from her parents.•When she finally introduced him to her parents, they had done their best to accept him as a potential son-in-law. Moushumi had proposed to Graham in a taxi in traffic, impulsively. He had said yes and they had gone to Calcutta to meet her extended family. He had seemed at ease with them so they had begun to plan the wedding. Moushumi had overheard Graham talking about how unhappy he had been with her family in India. She confronted him about it on the walk home, and it had turned into an
awful fight. She threw her engagement ring into oncoming traffic and he moved out soon after, cancelingtheir engagement.Chapter 9:•Gogol had proposed to Moushimi by presenting her with the expensive Spanish hat that she hadtried on during their first date.
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