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Leela's book

Author: Alice Albinia
Publisher: London : Harvill Secker, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Leela - alluring, taciturn, haunted - is moving back to Delhi from New York. She knows her return will unsettle precariously balanced lives. Twenty-two years ago her sister was seduced by Vyasa, a young university lecturer. Now an eminent Sanskrit scholar, Vyasa is preparing for the unlikely marriage of his son, Ash, to the child of a Hindu nationalist. Compounding Leela's disruptive presence, Ash's hedonistic twin  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Contemporary fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Gaṇeśa, (Hindu deity)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Albinia
ISBN: 9781846553745 1846553741
OCLC Number: 732342755
Awards: Short-listed for Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2012
Description: 422 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Alice Albinia.

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Leela is moving back to Delhi from New York. She knows her return will unsettle precariously balanced lives. Twenty-two years ago her sister was seduced by Vyasa, a young university lecturer. Now an  Read more...

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"A bold and delightful novel, executed with energy and flair... Albinia has pulled off the remarkable trick of melding a story about modern family ties with a timeless tale about gods and avatars. Read more...

 
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