The Folded Earth

The Folded Earth

Anuradha Roy

Publisher: MacLehose Press, 2011
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 257 pages

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A young woman makes a new life for herself in a tiny town in the foothills of the Himalayas. Struggling to leave a private tragedy behind, the newly widowed Maya abandons herself to the town’s peaceful rhythms, befriending a lovesick peasant girl, Charu, and her eccentric landlord, Diwan Shaib, who holds valuable secrets from India’s past.
Elegiac and profound by turns, and with a tender romance at its core, The Folded Earth brims with the genius and love of language that made An Atlas of Impossible Longing an international success, and confirms Anuradha Roy as a major new literary talent.

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Arabic, Croatian, English: India, UK, USA, French, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish.

“Precise and poetic … a story about love and hate, continuity and change, loss and grief in a convincing and memorable setting… A worthy successor to her first novel”.

Tabish Khair, Independent

“Tender and comical”

Kate Saunders, The Times

“Roy has an admirably restained style and her novel offers a vivid evocation of north India. She conjures up striking images with the lightest of touches”.

Sebastian Shakespeare, Tatler

“The writing hums with Indian life, rich and comic. The idiosyncratic prose is elegant and intense, Highly recommended”.

Leslie Geddes-Brown, Country Life

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Anuradha Roy’s highly praised literary debut, An Atlas of Impossible Longing, is listed by World Literature Today as one of the essential books on India. Since its publication in 2008 it has received internationally recognition, and has been widely translated. Roy has won several literary awards for her second and third novels, The Folded Earth and Sleeping on Jupiter. Her fourth novel All the lives we never lived was published in June to wonderful reviews and has established Roy as one our important contemporary literary voices, playful, lively and sincere.

Roy is represented by Winje Agency in all the Nordic countries.

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