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The Far Field [9781611856323]

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An elegant, epic debut novel that follows one young woman's search for a lost figure from her childhood, a journey that takes her from Southern India to Kashmir and to the brink of a devastating political and personal reckoning.

In the wake of her mother's death, Shalini, a privileged and restless young woman from Bangalore, sets out for a remote Himalayan village in the troubled northern region of Kashmir.

Certain that the loss of her mother is somehow connected to the decade-old disappearance of Bashir Ahmed, a charming Kashmiri salesman who frequented her childhood home, she is determined to confront him.

But upon her arrival, Shalini is brought face to face with Kashmir's politics, as well as the tangled history of the local family that takes her in.

And when life in the village turns volatile and old hatreds threaten to erupt into violence, Shalini finds herself forced to make a series of choices that could hold dangerous repercussions for the very people she has come to love.

With rare acumen and evocative prose, in The Far Field Madhuri Vijay masterfully examines Indian politics, class prejudice, and sexuality through the lens of an outsider, offering a profound meditation on grief, guilt and the limits of compassion.

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AUTHOR: Madhuri Vijay was born in Bangalore. The Far Field is her first book.

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Madhuri Vijay
Publisher:
Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publication:
04-Jul-2019
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
448
Weight:
712 Grams
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    The Far Field

    Posted by Seasidegardener on 17th Sep 2020

    Enthralling book; taught me much about life in the Kashmir mountains since I am far too old to go there. I will look forward to her next book

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