Water

A Novel

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Publisher Description

An eight-year-old is sent to live in a community of widows in India, and finds a new purpose there, in a novel by “a writer of enormous talent” (Newsday).

Set in 1938, against the backdrop of Gandhi’s rise to power, Water follows the life of eight-year-old Chuyia, abandoned at a widow’s ashram after the death of her elderly husband. There, she must live in penitence until her death. Unwilling to accept her fate, she becomes a catalyst for change in the widows’ lives. When her friend Kalyani, a beautiful widow-prostitute, falls in love with a young, upper-class Gandhian idealist, the forbidden affair boldly defies Hindu tradition and threatens to undermine the ashram’s delicate balance of power. This riveting look at the lives of widows in colonial India is ultimately a haunting and lyrical story of love, faith, and redemption.

“Sidhwa’s humor and compassion glow in Water.” —Houston Chronicle

“A deeply moving story, elegantly told, with all the assurance of a master.” —M.G. Vassanji, author of The In-Between World of Vikram Lall

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
July 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Milkweed Editions
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
2.1
MB

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