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Smithers Public Library F ROY (Text) 35101000330154 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-10-26

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  • ISBN: 9781451608625 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 319 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2010, c2008.

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General Note: Includes reading group guide.
Originally published in Great Britain in 2008 by MacLehose Press.
Summary, etc.: Three distinct sections revolve around Amulya, who runs an herbal medicine and fragrance business; his mentally ill wife, Kananbala, who spies on the goings-on of her English neighbors from the room Amulya keeps her locked in; their sons, Kamal and Nirmal; their wives; Nirmal's daughter Bakul, whose mother died in childbirth; and finally Mukunda, an orphan that Amulya helps support, at which point Nirmal brings Mukunda home as a companion for Bakul. Tales weave backward and forward, and characters wallow in their longings, occasionally taking action; Mukunda and Bakul form a lasting bond that doesn't change with their circumstances.
Subject: Orphans -- Fiction
India -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction
India -- History -- Partition, 1947 -- Fiction
Bengal (India) -- Fiction
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Love stories.
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