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Critical Praise

Set in Southern India at the end of the nineteenth century, Mandanna's magnificent debut follows the fortunes of two childhood friends throughout their lives...Once the story gets going, it is impossible to stop reading Mandanna's spellbinding epic.

—Booklist (starred review)

Mandanna's sweeping saga is ambitious, engaging, and relentlessly tragic.

—Publishers Weekly

Beautiful prose and delicate handling


Sumptuously lyrical prose unfurls this utterly engrossing epic tale that'll seduce you from page one and hold you in its arms, breathless until the last word.

—Easy Living (UK)