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The Dream Builders

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The Dream Builders

After living in the US for years, Maneka Roy returns home to India to mourn the loss of her mother and finds herself in a new world. The booming city of Hrishipur where her father now lives is nothing like the part of the country where she grew up. The more she sees of this new, sparkling city, the more she learns that nothing --- and no one --- here is as it appears. Ultimately, it will take an unexpected tragic event for Maneka and those around her to finally understand just how fragile life is in this city built on aspirations.

Written from the perspectives of 10 different characters, THE DREAM BUILDERS explores class divisions, gender roles and stories of survival within a society that is constantly changing and becoming increasingly Americanized. It’s a story about India today, and people impacted by globalization everywhere: a tale of ambition, longing and bitter loss that asks what it really costs to try and build a dream.

The Dream Builders
by Oindrila Mukherjee

  • Publication Date: January 10, 2023
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Tin House Books
  • ISBN-10: 1953534635
  • ISBN-13: 9781953534637