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    eBook: Someone Else´s Garden

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    9780007355105

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    Narratives

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    HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS

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    Someone Else´s Garden (eBook)

    A big, intensely involving and evocative Indian novel, with its story of a woman´s fight for her place in the world, reminiscent of Khaled Hosseini´s ´A Thousand Splendid Suns´.The dew hasn´t formally evaporated off the mustard leaves outside. Except for the sleeping baby, she is alone at home. Her mother gave her this much. As an excuse Lata Bai left Shanti behind for Mamta to look after. She has an hour before her mother will return from the well.Mamta runs her hand over her wedding sari. For a minute she considers why it is already lying unwrapped, in precise folds gleaming like a treasure in her mother´s tin trunk, then she remembers her mother had used the wrapping to deliver Shanti. She picks up a corner and looks through the sheerness of the fabric. Everything turns red, the red of love. Mamta smiles. It is as it should be. "e;Keep my world red, oh Devi,"e; she prays. "e;Jai ho Devi, Devi Jai ho,"e; she recites her mother´s words. Almost a married woman, she feels she has an equal righ

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