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9789350296332 60ba054634dbf54217419b3d As Sweet As Honey : A Novel https://www.midlandbookshop.com/s/607fe93d7eafcac1f2c73ea4/60ba5c483d94a919898e226c/9789350296332.jpg An enchanting story of family life that is a dance of love and grief and rebirth set on a gorgeous island in the Indian Ocean The island is filled with exotic flora and fauna and perfumed air. A large family compound is presided over by a benign stalwart grandmother. There is a very tall South Asian heroine with the astonishing un-Indian name of Meterling who has found love at last in the shape of a short round elegant Englishman who wears white suits. There are also numerous aunts uncles and young cousins - among them Mina grown now and narrating this story of a marriage ceremony that ends with a widowed bride who in the midst of her grief discovers she is pregnant. While enjoying their own games and growing-up pains Mina and her young cousins follow every nuance of gossip trying to puzzle out what is going on with their favourite aunt particularly when the groom's cousin arrives from England and begins to woo her. As Meterling - torn between Eastern and Western ideas of love and family duty and loyalty - struggles to make a new life we become as entranced with this family its adventures and complications as Mina is. And with her we celebrate a time and place where although sometimes difficult life was for the most part as sweet as honey. 9789350296332
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  • ISBN: 9789350296332
  • Author: Ganesan Indira
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Pages: 288
  • Format: Paperback
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An enchanting story of family life that is a dance of love and grief and rebirth set on a gorgeous island in the Indian Ocean The island is filled with exotic flora and fauna and perfumed air. A large family compound is presided over by a benign stalwart grandmother. There is a very tall South Asian heroine with the astonishing un-Indian name of Meterling who has found love at last in the shape of a short round elegant Englishman who wears white suits. There are also numerous aunts uncles and young cousins - among them Mina grown now and narrating this story of a marriage ceremony that ends with a widowed bride who in the midst of her grief discovers she is pregnant. While enjoying their own games and growing-up pains Mina and her young cousins follow every nuance of gossip trying to puzzle out what is going on with their favourite aunt particularly when the groom's cousin arrives from England and begins to woo her. As Meterling - torn between Eastern and Western ideas of love and family duty and loyalty - struggles to make a new life we become as entranced with this family its adventures and complications as Mina is. And with her we celebrate a time and place where although sometimes difficult life was for the most part as sweet as honey.

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