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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Come to Kerala via fiction

Two very different books to transport the reader to Kerala....

The first is aimed at young adults, and is the story of Cassia who accompanies her Mum Lula to Kerala. Through her eyes , the reader experiences Cassia's take on India, and her zeal for engaging others in her love for dance, coupled with the anxieties of her age group, both real and imagined. This book is due out early September 2012 and is the Winner of  the 2011 Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices children's Book Award.

The second is the story of Rahel and Estha, twins growing up among the banana vats and peppercorns of their blind grandmother’s factory, and amid scenes of political turbulence in Kerala. Armed only with the innocence of youth, they fashion a childhood in the shade of the wreck that is their family: their lonely, lovely mother, their beloved Uncle Chacko (pickle baron, radical Marxist, bottom-pincher) and their sworn enemy, Baby Kochamma (ex-nun, incumbent grand-aunt). Winner of the Booker Prize.

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