Shortlisted for The Econimic Crossword Book Award 2011 in English Fiction category
With her debut novel, An Atlas of Impossible Longing, Anuradha Roy’s exquisite storytelling instantly won readers’ hearts around the world, and the novel was named one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post, Huffington Post and the Seattle Times. Now, Roy has returned with an evocative and deeply moving tale about a young woman making a new life for herself in a tiny village in the foothills of the Himalayas. Desperate to leave a private tragedy behind, the newly widowed Maya abandons herself to the peaceful rhythms of the village, where people coexist peacefully with nature. But all is not as it seems, and she soon learns that no refuge is remote enough to keep out the modern world. When power-hungry politicians begin to threaten the very existence of her beloved mountain community, Maya finds herself caught between the life she left behind and the new home she is determined to protect.Elegiac, witty, and profound by turns, and with a tender love story at its core, The Folded Earth brims with the same genius and love of language that made An Atlas of Impossible Longing an international success and confirms Anuradha Roy as a major literary talent.
About the Author:
Anuradha Roy was educated in Calcutta and Cambridge. She has worked as a publisher and a journalist and is now an editor at Permanent Black, an independent press. Her first novel, An Atlas of Impossible Longing, has been published in 17 countries and translated into 15 languages across the world. It was shortlisted for the Crossword Prize in India and longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Award 2008. It has been named by World Literature Today as one of the 60 most essential books on modern India and was among the Washington Post's Books of the Year on its recent US publication. Her second novel, The Folded Earth, was shortlisted for the Hindu Literary Award and longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2011.
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