Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

not-for-profit - a workers'co-op - committed to social justice | 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY - 0151 708 7270

Queen of Dreams

by Chitra Divakaruni - £9.99  Time Warner Books (2005)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780349119410 | ISBN 10: 0349119414

'I dream the dreams of other people, so I can help them live their lives.'
 
Rakhi's mother once spoke those words to her daughter when she was a young girl. But now Rakhi is an adult - one in need of help to live her life. An artist and divorced mother living in Berkeley, California, she is struggling outwardly with a world in transition. Internally, she is torn between the lure of her mother's past in India and assimilation in modern America.
 
But then, after her mother's death, Rakhi discovers her dream journals, writings that prise open the long-closed door on her past, divine her identity and bring new colour to her emotional landscape. She begins to discover, as her mother innately knew, that 'a dream is a telegram from a hidden world.'
 
But not everything about Rakhi's present world is hidden. Cultural obstacles at odds with modern 'American values' - whatever they are - see Rakhi and her friends branded as 'terrorists', a label that launches them into a nightmare they could never imagine.
 
Around their story, Chitra Divakaruni has woven a vivid and enduring dream; one that reveals hidden truths about the world we live in.

(Price & availability last checked: May 2018)

This website can't tell you if we have this in stock or not - to ask, phone us or use the enquiry link below
The COVID-19 crisis is causing delays in supply from some book distributors, and currently most books take at least 1 - 2 weeks to come in - so if you need this book urgently, or by a specific date, please use the enquiry link to ask about supply time.
  


In booklists: Writers by Surname - D, World Fiction - India, World Fiction - Asia, Fiction - Asian and Canadian American Writers,
In categories: Fiction, World - Asia, Black, Asian & Other Diasporas,

© News From Nowhere Co-operative Ltd 2004-2020 | Privacy policy | Contact | return to top of page