If You are Afraid of Heights

If You are Afraid of Heights

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Author: Raj Kamal Jha
Publisher: Picador India
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 293
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0330493272


A man and a woman meet in a midnight road accident and fall in love. A reporter arrives in a small town to uncover the story of a child's rape and murder. And a young girls, shaken by suicides in her neighbourhood, begins to fear for her parents' lives.

These three tales come together in the looking-glass world of Raj Kamal Jha's novel, where nothing is quite what it seems. And yet, at the same time, everything is strangely familiar.


A ghostly, elliptical piece of prose of quite magical quality
-Evening Standard

Almost a coming of age of the Indian novel
-John Fowles

Jha combines the energy of a Salman Rushdie with the precise lyricism of an Amit Chaudhuri…It is a powerful novel, and I found myself haunted by it.
-New York Times Book Review

Enchanting…Jha is not afraid to risk emotion, but he never falls into the trap of sentimentality.
-Daily Telegraph

A powerful, haunting and sometimes shocking novel that deserves to be read at one sitting and then reread.
-Irish Times