She Will Build Him A CityeBook - 2015
As night falls in Delhi, a mother spins tales from her past for her sleeping daughter. Now grown up, her child is a puzzle with a million pieces, whom she hopes, through her words and her love, to somehow make whole again.Meanwhile, a young man rides the last train from Rajiv Chowk Station 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, but the stories of this woman, man, and child&́#x1b;p0b4sof a secret love that blossoms in the shadows of grief, of a corrosive guilt that taints the soul, and of a boy who maps his own destiny&́#x1b;p0b4sweave 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.
Publisher: [New York ] : Bloomsbury USA, 2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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