Nani's Book of Suicides

Nani's Book of Suicides

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Author: Sunny Singh
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 247
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172233973


A first novel of exceptional talent, it explores the cultural identity of an Indian woman through a fund of myths, family lore and contemporary reality.

Sammie, the coke snuffing international wanderer who moves from a small town childhood in Varanasi to Mexico, is linked inextricably to mythical women like Kunti, Draupudi, Suneeti, Meera and Padmini. They form not only a part of her tradition but are living creatures who haunt her through her travels across the globe, insisting on imposing their dreams and passions and stories on the fleeing Sammie. The woman who rules Sammie with single-minded passion, holding sway over her life and dreams is Nani, the frail and ruthless grandmother who is a witch with the power to enter dreams and shape them.