Land Where I Flee

Product Number: EB00630774
Released: Jan 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781681445663
Publisher: Quercus
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Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, Prajwal Parajuly has established himself as a distinctive voice in literature about the South Asian diaspora. Now in his debut novel, Land Where I Flee about returning home, Parajuly demonstrates that he is, as Manil Suri noted, "a master capturing, with wit and humor, the day-to-day interactions between his characters." To commemorate Chitralekha Nepauney's Chaurasi-her landmark eighty-fourth birthday-three of Chitralekha's grandchildren are travelling to Gangtok, Sikkim, to pay their respects. Agastaya is flying in from New York. Although a successful oncologist, he is dreading his family's inquisition into why he is not married, and terrified that the reason for his bachelordom will be discovered. Joining him are his sisters Manasa and Bhagwati, travelling from London and Colorado respectively. One the Oxford-educated achiever; the other the disgraced eloper-one moneyed but miserable; the other ostracized but optimistic. All three harbor the same dual objective: to emerge from the celebrations with their formidable grandmother's blessing and their nerves intact: a goal that will become increasingly impossible thanks to a mischievous maid and a fourth, uninvited guest.

Author(s): Prajwal Parajuly
Original Publish Date: Jun 02, 2015

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