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An atlas of impossible longing, Anuradha Roy

Label
An atlas of impossible longing
Title
An atlas of impossible longing
Statement of responsibility
Anuradha Roy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Roy's impressive American debut covers multiple generations of an Indian family from the turn of the 20th century to India's partition. Three distinct sections revolve around Amulya, who runs an herbal medicine and fragrance business; his mentally ill wife, Kananbala, who spies on the goings-on of her English neighbors from the room Amulya keeps her locked in; their sons, Kamal and Nirmal; their wives; Nirmal's daughter Bakul, whose mother died in childbirth; and finally Mukunda, an orphan that Amulya helps support, at which point Nirmal brings Mukunda home as a companion for Bakul. Tales weave backward and forward, and characters wallow in their longings, occasionally taking action; Mukunda and Bakul form a lasting bond that doesn't change with their circumstances. The book unfolds in third person until the final section, when Mukunda steps in as narrator to provide a welcome personal perspective on years of events. Roy is especially good at sensory description, making the sounds, smells, and feel of Bengal come vividly to life. Cultures may differ, but longing and love are universal." --Publishers weekly
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9499.4.R693
LC item number
A85 2011
Literary form
novels
Label
An atlas of impossible longing, Anuradha Roy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Maclehose Press, 2008
  • Includes reading group guide
Control code
ocn614988993
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Free Press trade pbk. ed.
Extent
319 p.
Isbn
9781451609202
Lccn
2010019362
System control number
(OCoLC)614988993
Label
An atlas of impossible longing, Anuradha Roy
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Maclehose Press, 2008
  • Includes reading group guide
Control code
ocn614988993
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Free Press trade pbk. ed.
Extent
319 p.
Isbn
9781451609202
Lccn
2010019362
System control number
(OCoLC)614988993

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