Listening Now

Anjana Appachana

Verlag: IndiaInk/Roli Books, 2007
ISBN 10: 8186939032 / ISBN 13: 9788186939031
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In that deep and distant time there lived in my house my permanently stricken mother, my mother`s vivacious, laughing sister, and my absent father. Our house was like a well, holding his absence and her silence, and within those waters, my story began. Printed Pages: 511. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 45626

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Inhaltsangabe: This beautifully written, lyrical novel of love and deception centers on the intensely personal world of seven marvelously wrought characters. Set in a brilliantly vivid India, the drama nonetheless resonates in all countries and cultures, as each of the characters tells her story and the truth behind the greatest secret at the heart of the novel is revealed Readings in Phoenix. Print ads .

Review: India, when you first set foot from the atmospherically controlled airplane into the steamy, redolent, cacophonous whirl of the street, can be an intensely overwhelming experience. Listening Now, on the other hand, takes you on an intimate tour through India's land and culture without your ever having to sidestep a single cow pie. A novel by Anjana Appachana, Listening Now tells the story of Mallika, a romantic and passionate child who recounts and bemoans the tragic tale of her mother Padma as she believes it to be. We then hear the same history related by Padma's sister, mother, and friends, and ultimately by Padma herself. Each retelling casts a fresh view and uncovers some new secrets, guilts, angers, and hurts until the full story of Padma's love is revealed. In the process, the "ordinary" middle-class lives of these Indian women assume a powerful reality.

Appachana has a wonderful ear for dialogue, especially when capturing the back and forth between Mallika and the various adults (mother, aunts, friends) who scold, teach, and love her. Appachana does a remarkable of job weaving the details of Indian life--the smells of the kitchen, the clink of the bracelets, the rhythm of the language--into this engrossing narrative of grief and joy, lies and truth. Reading Listening Now certainly is no substitute for a visit to India, but it's a lovely, peaceful, and moving way to absorb some of the essence of India from the comfort of your living room. --Stephanie Gold

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Titel: Listening Now
Verlag: IndiaInk/Roli Books
Erscheinungsdatum: 2007
Einband: Softcover
Zustand: New

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Verlag: HarperCollins, US (1991)
ISBN 10: 0883774100 ISBN 13: 9780883774106
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Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins, US, 1991. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0883774100 Very good. Few creases. * Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Artikel-Nr. WARE66KR3842

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