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Author Roy, Anuradha.

Title The folded earth / Anuradha Roy.

Imprint New York : Free Press, 2012, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    ROY,ANU    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC ROY,A    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Fiction    FIC ROY,A    Available
Edition 1st Free Press trade pbk. ed.
Description 269 p. : map ; 22 cm.
Note Originally published in Great Britain in 2011 by MacLehose Press.
Includes reading group guide.
Summary In a remote town in the Himalaya, Maya tries to put behind her a time of great sorrow. By day she teaches in a school and at night she types up drafts of a magnum opus by her landlord, a relic of princely India known to all as Diwan Sahib. Her bond with this eccentric, and her friendship with a peasant girl, Charu, give her the sense that she might be able to forge a new existence away from the devastation of her past. As Maya finds out, no place is remote enough or small enough. The world she has come to love, where people are connected with nature, is endangered by the town's new administration. The impending elections are hijacked by powerful outsiders who divide people and threaten the future of her school. Charu begins to behave strangely, and soon Maya understands that a new boy in the neighbourhood may be responsible.
Subject Women teachers -- Himalaya Mountains Region -- Fiction.
Social change -- Himalaya Mountains Region -- Fiction.
Himalaya Mountains Region -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Psychological fiction
Love stories.
ISBN 9781451633337 (trade pbk.)
1451633335 (trade pbk.)

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