The Folded Earth

A Novel

    • 4.2 • 18 Ratings
    • $14.99
    • $14.99

Publisher Description

From the widely acclaimed author of An Atlas of Impossible Longing, a powerful and triumphantly beautiful novel set in contemporary India, about a young woman forging a new life in the foothills of the Himalayas.

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2011 MAN ASIAN LITERARY PRIZE

SHORTLISTED FOR THE HINDU LITERARY PRIZE FOR BEST FICTION 2011

With her debut novel, An Atlas of Impossible Longing, Anuradha Roy’s exquisite storytelling instantly won readers’ hearts around the world, and the novel was named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post and The Seattle Times. Now, Roy has returned with another masterpiece that is already earning international prize attention, an evocative and deeply moving tale of a young woman making a new life for herself amid the foothills of the Himalaya.

Desperate to leave a private tragedy behind, Maya abandons herself to the rhythms of the little village, where people coexist peacefully with nature. But all is not as it seems, and she soon learns that no refuge is remote enough to keep out the modern world. When power-hungry politicians threaten her beloved mountain community, Maya finds herself caught between the life she left behind and the new home she is determined to protect.

Elegiac, witty, and profound by turns, and with a tender love story at its core, The Folded Earth brims with the same genius and love of language that made An Atlas of Impossible Longing an international success and confirms Anuradha Roy as a major literary talent.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
April 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Free Press
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
14.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Emeraldjelly ,

Well written, but a bit boring

I’ve loved Roy’s other books but I had trouble sticking through this one. I was not very interested in the characters, and then Roy rushed us through some of the most compelling moments. Charu’s storyline, for example, ends abruptly, and we later learn that Charu married her ambivalent lover and is living in Singapore, but we never understand how exactly things unfolded between them after her journey to Delhi. I was also left wanting more about Veer — why was he such a terrible person? Where did he go? What happens to Maya after her moment of vengeance? Too much is left up to the reader.

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