The Visiting Moon

The Visiting Moon

Product ID: 9568

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Author: Susan Visvanathan
Publisher: IndiaInk
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 153
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186939113


A modern novel, where the subconscious reveals itself in a manner funny, and violent. In this strange and haunting novel, Rashmi, a woman and a writer, lives out an obsessive, everyday existence. The landscape that she inhabits and writes about - with its backdrop of marriage and friendship, love and death, perfection and madness - is at once tempestuous, brutal and delicate: yet there exists the symmetry of a beating heart, a dripping tap.

Susan Visvanathan writes elegantly and without sentiments .. About that most difficult of subjects: the preservation of faith in a fragmented and irreverent world.
- Amite Ghosh

PRAISE FOR SUSAN'S EARLIER BOOK: Something Barely Remembered.

Definitely one of the best books of the year, anywhere, any language.
Asif Anis Khan, The Hindustan Times

A lepidopterist of prose - her stories have the quality of butterflies dreaming in her net.
- Ravi Shankar, India Today

Polished - the voice of a quiet, understated writer - makes itself heard above the din.
- Swati Menon, Outlook

Written with a gentle wit - impressive debut - both modern and timelss.
- Indpendent on Sunday

These stories will linger in the memory - you will remember them when you have forgotten bigger questions.
- Irish News

Visvanathan gives us the romantic images we crave and then takes them apart. She is not afraid to show the darker elements of her landscape.
- Times Literary Supplement.