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by Shanthi Sekaran

  • ISBN: 9350290480
  • Author: Shanthi Sekaran
  • ePub ver: 1550 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (2011)
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by. Shanthi Sekaran (Author). Sekaran’s introspective and culturally enlightening debut opens with the unlikely mismatch of a marriage between Englishman George Armitage, a visiting scholar in Madras, India, working on his art-history dissertation, and Viji, a young Indian woman he has barely met. They spend three months back in England with George’s parents, each still wondering why they married, when George gets a teaching job in Sacramento. Totally estranged from home and family, Viji feels as if she’s been handed someone else’s life to hold until they got back.

The Prayer Room book. Shanthi Sekaran’s debut novel, first published in 2009 and re-released by Harper Collins in 2011, looks at an inter-cultural marriage set across three countries and a host of forgotten memories. George, a British student, is forced to marry Viji, a Tamilian, after they are caught making love.

A gripping tale of adventure and searing reality, Lucky Boy gives voice to two mothers bound together by their love for one lucky boy. "A fiercely compassionate story about the bonds and the bounds of motherhood and, ultimately, of love. Weeks later, she arrives in Berkeley, California, dazed by first love found then lost, and pregnant. This was not the plan.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. An English scholar, his Indian bride, their triplets, and a randy ex-cabbie grandfather look for a sense of home and family in a sunny Northern California suburb

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. An English scholar, his Indian bride, their triplets, and a randy ex-cabbie grandfather look for a sense of home and family in a sunny Northern California suburb. In 1974, the young and callow Englishman George Armitage goes to Madras in the hopes of returning with at least the beginning of his P. Instead, he comes home with a bride named Viji, an Indian woman he barely knows.

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Shanthi Sekaran is an Indian American educator and novelist known for such books as The Prayer Room and Lucky Boy. Sekaran is an Adjunct Professor at the California College of Arts and St. Mary's College of California, where she teaches creative. Mary's College of California, where she teaches creative writing. Published in 2017, Lucky Boy was named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Barnes and Noble, Library Journal and The San Francisco Chronicle.

In 1974, the young and callow Englishman George Armitage goes to Madras in the hopes of returning with at least the beginning of his P. Instead, he comes home with a bride named Viji, an Indian woman he barely knows, in this novel that reexamines the meaning of family.

Shanthi Sekaran, Berkeley, California. Working on a novel about undocumented immigration, the detention system, and adoption. Connecticut! I won a book award and I'm doing a reading Saturday night in Danbury. WCSU campus, 7:3 pm, in the CC South Ballroom. Free and open to the public. Influences January 30, 2017 Shanthi Sekaran on time and received magic: Beloved’s gifts to Lucky Boy Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran (G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2017)Library of America’s series of guest posts by contemporary writers returns with a piece by novelist Shanthi Sekaran, whose second novel,.

Books by Shanthi Sekaran. Recommended for You. Secret Princess. Apart from the Indian titles, HarperCollins India also distributes books by international bestselling authors such as Doris Lessing, Paulo Coelho, Agatha Christie, Jack Welch, Jack Higgins, Alistair Maclean, Isaac Asimov, Sidney Sheldon, Amitav Ghosh, Cecilia Ahern, . Finn and The Dalai Lama, besides the world-renowned Collins Cobuild and Collins Gem Dictionaries.

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Comments (7)

Winawel
It is a story of two people who end up together more out of a lack of conscious decision-making than by intent. With the arrival of triplets, they manage to carry on and create a family, but neither seems to derive much joy from their existence. Viji is lonely and George is isolated. The surprise arrival of George's crusty British widower father seems to be the straw that breaks the camel's back, and sets off a chain of events where both George and Viji examine their lives.

One reviewer indicated they had hoped for more of a reconciliation between George and Viji, but I think the resolution worked well for the book. Sometimes we get the life that we just settle for. I enjoyed reading it and look forward to reading more from this author.
Rasmus
I read "Lucky Boy" before I read this one and found both very absorbing. Some pages will make you laugh. Some will make you cry. But most outstanding to me is her free-ranging, creative writing itself and the way it keeps you right inside the story.
Rocksmith
I kept getting lost in the storyline as it jumped from one time period to another. It occurred to me several pages in that there was little to no dialogue between the characters and I was concerned that the entire story would be like that and as a consequence, the story would continue to lag. It started to pick up once the triplets entered the storyline, but I never felt like I connected with either of the main characters. If the author was trying to create characters who were as much an enigma to the reader as they were to each other, then she succeeded wildly. Unfortunately, due to what I hope was my own ignorance, I didn't quite understand what Viji or George were really about.

To be honest, the only reason I finished the book was because I had gotten a quarter of the way through it and wanted to at least get my money's worth. I really wanted to like it but I didn't, not really.
Геракл
A great and fast read.
fetish
Did finish this book but did not really enjoy it. The people were not real to me and the circumstances too seemed very contrived.
Hellblade
Enjoyed the book.
Ramsey`s
It started off being interesting and ended up being a chore to finish. The story didn't flow well. Sometimes jumping from the present to the past was a little frustrating. I wouldn't recommend this book.
Brings flow to the unspoken complexities of inter-cultural marriages. These two cultures (English and Indian), which are often portrayed with unspoken inner conflicts, are juxtaposed on American soil where some sort of resolution is found. Would it be the same if it were an English setting? An Indian setting? Both people gave up something of their cultures to be in another country, and they created something new. But this story is focused on Viji, the wife. I am still trying to figure out the closing scene... Beautiful writing! I enjoyed the read.

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