by Raj Kamal Jha - £8.99 Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2016)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781408855072 | ISBN 10: 1408855070
SHORTLISTED FOR THE DSC PRIZE FOR SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE
As night falls in Delhi a mother spins tales from her past for her sleeping daughter. Her now grown-up child is a puzzle with a million pieces whom she hopes, through her words and her love, to somehow make whole again.
Meanwhile, as the last train from Rajiv Chowk Station pulls away, a young man rides the metro and dreams of murder.
In another corner of the city, a newborn wrapped in a blood-red towel lies on the steps of an orphanage as his mother walks away.
There are twenty million bodies in this city and this woman, man and child are only three. But their stories – of a secret love that blossoms in the shadows of grief, of a corrosive guilt that taints the soul, and of an orphaned boy who maps out his own destiny – weave in and out of the lives of those around them to form a dazzling kaleidoscope of a novel.
Beautiful, beguiling and audacious, this is the story of a city and its people, of love and horror, of belonging and forgiveness: a powerful and unforgettable tale of modern India.
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