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Sonora Jha was born in India, where she had a successful career as a journalist in Mumbai and... Read More

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Sonora Jha was born in India, where she had a successful career as a journalist in Mumbai and Bangalore before moving to the United States to earn a Ph.D. in Political Communication. She is now a professor of journalism and the Chair of the Department of Communication at Seattle University. Her first novel, Foreign has sprung from her work as a journalist, an academic and a creative writer.

In a village in India, a forsaken man is about to kill himself in quiet despair. A million miles away, Katya Misra is celebrating a perfect evening in her fine, academic life in Seattle . . . until she is informed that her teenage son Kabir has run away to India in search of a father he has never met. Contemptuous of her homeland and determined to bring Kabir back where he belongs, Katya must follow her son into the home of a suicidal farmer, in a village where, every eight hours, a man kills himself. Here, as Kabir‰۪s father inspires his son with his selfless social work, Katya finds an ally in the farmer‰۪s wife Gayatribai, who saves Kabir‰۪s life by damaging her own, and in return asks for Katya‰۪s help in keeping her husband alive in the suicide epidemic that has gripped this treacherously changing nation.

Whipped up in a world of violent protest rallies, mass weddings, inglorious suicides, and a love that demands to be rekindled, Katya must learn whose life can be saved and whose she should just let go.

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Title: Foreign
Author: Sonora Jha
SKU: BK0362121
EAN: 9788184002829
Language: English
Binding: Paperback

About Author

Sonora Jha, Ph.D. is an essayist, novelist, researcher, and professor of journalism at Seattle University. Her last book was How to Raise a Feminist Son: Motherhood, Masculinity, and the Making of My Family, published by Penguin Random House India in 2021. She also wrote the novel Foreign, which tells the stories of farmers' suicides in India. Dr. Jha's op-eds and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Seattle Times, The Establishment, DAME, and in several anthologies. She grew up in Mumbai and has been chief of the metropolitan bureau for the Times of India and contributing editor for East magazine in Singapore. She teaches fiction and essay writing for Hugo House, Hedgebrook Writers' Retreat, and Seattle Public Library. She is an alumna and board member of Hedgebrook Writers' Retreat, and has served on the jury for awards for Artist Trust, Hedgebrook, and Hugo House.

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