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The sleepwalker's guide to dancing : a novel

Author: Mira Jacob
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Celebrated brain surgeon Thomas Eapen has been sitting on his porch, talking to dead relatives. At least that is the story his wife, Kamala, prone to exaggeration, tells their daughter, Amina, a photographer living in Seattle. Reluctantly Amina returns home and finds a situation that is far more complicated than her mother let on, with roots in a trip the family, including Amina's rebellious brother Akhil, took to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Paranormal fiction
Occult fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mira Jacob
ISBN: 9780812994797 0812994795
OCLC Number: 869308593
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Prologue: A chosen madness --
What happens in India does not stay in India --
The falling man --
The indignity of Ben Kingsley --
You can always come home again --
The big sleep --
We bury what leaves us --
Akhil the Great, the Late --
Hidden park --
A father of Invention --
Occasional/Accidental --
A state of hope.
Responsibility: Mira Jacob.

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Celebrated brain surgeon Thomas Eapen has been sitting on his porch, talking to dead relatives. At least that is the story his wife, Kamala, prone to exaggeration, tells their daughter, Amina, a photographer living in Seattle. Reluctantly Amina returns home and finds a situation that is far more complicated than her mother let on, with roots in a trip the family, including Amina's rebellious brother Akhil, took to India twenty years earlier. Confronted by Thomas's unwillingness to explain himself, strange looks from the hospital staff, and a series of puzzling items buried in her mother's garden, Amina soon realizes that the only way she can help her father is by coming to terms with her family's painful past. In doing so, she must reckon with the ghosts that haunt all of the Eapens.

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Punchy, clever and stuffed with delicious chapatis, Mira Jacob's first novel jumps effortlessly from India to the States, creating a vibrant portrait of a world in flux * Read more...

 
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