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'A horse was in flames. It roamed beneath the ocean breathing fire . . .'

When he wakes up, Elango knows his life has changed. His dream will consume him until he gives it shape. The potter must create a terracotta horse whose beauty will be reason enough for its existence. Yet he cannot pin down from where it has galloped into his mind – the Mahabharata, or Trojan legend, or his anonymous potter-ancestors. Nor can he say where it belongs – in a temple compound, within a hotel lobby, or with Zohra, whom he despairs of ever marrying.

The astral, indefinable force driving Elango towards forbidden love and creation has unleashed other currents. A neighbourhood girl begins her bewildering journey into adulthood, developing a complicated relationship with him. A lost dog adopts him, taking over his heart. Meanwhile, his community is driven by inflammatory passions of a different kind. Here, people, animals, and even the gods live on a knife's edge and the consequences of daring to dream against the tide are cataclysmic.

Moving between India and England, The Earthspinner reflects the many ways in which the East encounters the West. It breathes new life into ancient myths, giving allegorical shape to the war of fanaticism against reason and the imagination. It is an intricate, wrenching novel about the changed ways of loving and living in the modern world.

Review

'Every once in a great while, a novel comes along to remind you why you rummage through shelves in the first place... Why you read... This, you think, is the feeling you had as you read Great Expectations or Sophie's Choice or The Kite Runner. This is why you read fiction at all.' – Marie Arana, Washington Post

'Compulsively readable.' – Manil Suri, New York Times

'Indeed, there is a gentle perfection to the way Roy writes – unhurriedly but with soft precision, using words and phrases that are so apt they almost do not register separately, fusing form and content flawlessly.' – The Hindu

'A writer of extreme brilliance, humanity and grace.' – Chigozie Obioma, author of The Fishermen

'Roy's storytelling is practically flawless. The pace is taut and the characters compelling enough to keep the reader engaged until they have turned the very last page.' – Annie Zaidi, Live Mint

Book Description

Each of Roy's previous bestselling novels has been critically acclaimed and received multiple nominations for the most prestigious awards, both internationally and within India – the Booker Prize, DSC Prize, JCB Prize, Hindu Literary Award, Tata Lit Live! Book of the Year (winner), Walter Scott Prize.

About the Author

Anuradha Roy is the author of An Atlas of Impossible LongingThe Folded Earth and Sleeping on Jupiter, which won the DSC Prize for Fiction 2016 and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. Her last book, All the Lives We Never Lived, won the Tata Literature Live! Book of the Year Award 2018. It was shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award, the Hindu Literary Award, and the JCB Award for Literature 2019.

She lives in Ranikhet, India.

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The Earthspinner

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  • ISBN: 9789391028787
  • Author: Anuradha Roy
  • Publisher: Hachette India
  • Pages: 232
  • Format: Hardback

Book Description

'A horse was in flames. It roamed beneath the ocean breathing fire . . .'

When he wakes up, Elango knows his life has changed. His dream will consume him until he gives it shape. The potter must create a terracotta horse whose beauty will be reason enough for its existence. Yet he cannot pin down from where it has galloped into his mind – the Mahabharata, or Trojan legend, or his anonymous potter-ancestors. Nor can he say where it belongs – in a temple compound, within a hotel lobby, or with Zohra, whom he despairs of ever marrying.

The astral, indefinable force driving Elango towards forbidden love and creation has unleashed other currents. A neighbourhood girl begins her bewildering journey into adulthood, developing a complicated relationship with him. A lost dog adopts him, taking over his heart. Meanwhile, his community is driven by inflammatory passions of a different kind. Here, people, animals, and even the gods live on a knife's edge and the consequences of daring to dream against the tide are cataclysmic.

Moving between India and England, The Earthspinner reflects the many ways in which the East encounters the West. It breathes new life into ancient myths, giving allegorical shape to the war of fanaticism against reason and the imagination. It is an intricate, wrenching novel about the changed ways of loving and living in the modern world.

Review

'Every once in a great while, a novel comes along to remind you why you rummage through shelves in the first place... Why you read... This, you think, is the feeling you had as you read Great Expectations or Sophie's Choice or The Kite Runner. This is why you read fiction at all.' – Marie Arana, Washington Post

'Compulsively readable.' – Manil Suri, New York Times

'Indeed, there is a gentle perfection to the way Roy writes – unhurriedly but with soft precision, using words and phrases that are so apt they almost do not register separately, fusing form and content flawlessly.' – The Hindu

'A writer of extreme brilliance, humanity and grace.' – Chigozie Obioma, author of The Fishermen

'Roy's storytelling is practically flawless. The pace is taut and the characters compelling enough to keep the reader engaged until they have turned the very last page.' – Annie Zaidi, Live Mint

Book Description

Each of Roy's previous bestselling novels has been critically acclaimed and received multiple nominations for the most prestigious awards, both internationally and within India – the Booker Prize, DSC Prize, JCB Prize, Hindu Literary Award, Tata Lit Live! Book of the Year (winner), Walter Scott Prize.

About the Author

Anuradha Roy is the author of An Atlas of Impossible LongingThe Folded Earth and Sleeping on Jupiter, which won the DSC Prize for Fiction 2016 and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. Her last book, All the Lives We Never Lived, won the Tata Literature Live! Book of the Year Award 2018. It was shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award, the Hindu Literary Award, and the JCB Award for Literature 2019.

She lives in Ranikhet, India.

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