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#21, An Atlas of Impossible Longing

Book Club Kit - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
Growing up in the Bengal region of India, motherless daughter Bakul and Mukunda, an orphan, are inseparable, but after they grow older and their relationship turns into something more than friendship, Mukunda is banished to Calcutta, where he prospers during India's Partition, yet yearns to be back with Bakul.

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Growing up in the Bengal region of India, motherless daughter Bakul and Mukunda, an orphan, are inseparable, but after they grow older and their relationship turns into something more than friendship, Mukunda is banished to Calcutta, where he prospers during India's Partition, yet yearns to be back with Bakul. A first novel. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
“This is why we read fiction at all” raves the Washington Post: Family life meets historical romance in this critically acclaimed, “gorgeous, sweeping novel” (Ms Magazine) about two people who find each other when abandoned by everyone else, marking the signal American debut of an award-winning writer who richly deserves her international acclaim.

On the outskirts of a small town in Bengal, a family lives in solitude in their vast new house. Here, lives intertwine and unravel. A widower struggles with his love for an unmarried cousin. Bakul, a motherless daughter, runs wild with Mukunda, an orphan of unknown caste adopted by the family. Confined in a room at the top of the house, a matriarch goes slowly mad; her husband searches for its cause as he shapes and reshapes his garden. As Mukunda and Bakul grow, their intense closeness matures into something else, and Mukunda is banished to Calcutta. He prospers in the turbulent years after Partition, but his thoughts stay with his home, with Bakul, with all that he has lost—and he knows that he must return.

Publisher: Burnaby : Burnaby Public Library, 2012
Description: 10 identical volumes (319 p. ; 22 cm), 1 guide ; in canvas bag (34 x 49 x 22 cm)
ISBN: 9781451608625
Branch Call Number: BOOK CLUB SET 21
Additional Contributors: Roy, Anuradha
Burnaby Public Library

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