The powerless must have a dream or two,dreams that break walls,dreams that go through walls as if they are powerless.
The curtain open on four figures,two men and two women.There is the sultan,who wants a virgin every night;there is his brother,who makes an enemy of darkness and tries to banish it;and there are their ambitious brides,the sisters Shahrzad and Dunyazad,aspiring to be heroines-or martyrs.Travelling in and out of these lives to spellbinding effect is a range of stories,dark,poetic and witty in turn,spanning medieval to contemporary times.
With its sharp and lively blend of past and present,its skillful reworking of the historical tradition,and its evocative language,When Dreams Travel has all the significance of modern myth.
A magical tour de force by a writer at the height of her powers.
A brilliant and daring novel about present-day Bombay?and the individual lives that spark the city's consciousness.
Between the Assassinations
Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga
Kittur is an undistinguished everytown in between Goa and Calicut on India's south-western coast. Here unfolds the world of Adiga's second novel.An illiterate Muslim boy who works at the train station is tempted by an Islamic terrorist; a Dalit bookseller gets arrested for selling a copy of Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses; a spoiled student decides to explode a bomb in college; a sexologist has to find a cure for a young boy suffering from a mysterious disease that may be AIDS.
Kittur is mapped across class, religion, occupation and preoccupation and What emerges is the moral biography of an Indian town in the seven-year period between the assassinations of Prime Minister Gandhi and her son Rajiv.
The Black House
The Black House by Paul Theroux
A reign of terror begins for Alfred and Emma Munday when they take their falling marriage to the solace of an old country house...There in the peace and quiet of the Dorset countryside, as strange beautiful apparition enters their life, disrupts it.....creates a fatal triangle of fear, fantasy and eroticism..,,