The Seduction of Silence

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9780060521974: The Seduction of Silence

From a stuffy room in the Spiritualist Church of Great Britain to the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas, this novel takes us on the spiritual and emotional journeys of five generations of a remarkable Indian family.

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."..a glorious mlange of family saga, social commentary, and treatise on spirituality." -- Booklist

A lovely. ambitious novel .Le Hunte threads events together with a confident, steady hand.." -- Washington Post

"There is real enchantment here...[in] prose as vivid and arresting as a marigold. I couldn't put it down."--Geraldine Brooks, author of Year of Wonders and Nine Parts of Desire

"Passionate prose, which although lacking the mad pyrotechnics of Rushdie's wordplay, is nonetheless just as intense."--Melbourne Age

"Le Hunte and her book, The Seduction of Silence, have all the ingredients for success."--The Bulletin (Australia)

A lovely... ambitious novel ...Le Hunte threads events together with a confident, steady hand...."--Washington Post

"Le Hunte creates a vivid sense of place, spiking it with strange and haunting characters."--Adelaide Advertiser

"A splendidly conceived saga...: vivid, compelling, utterly fascinating."--Kirkus Reviews

"Terrific one-liners and skillful foreshadowing make for a great read. "--San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

."..a glorious m?lange of family saga, social commentary, and treatise on spirituality."--Booklist

"The Seduction of Silence is a work of persuasive imagination...such scope, power and narrative charm...ample and fascinating."--Thomas Keneally, author of Schindler's List

"An unexpected delight... [Le Hunte] gives new meaning to the search for spiritual fulfillment."--Lalita Tademy, author of Oprah Book Club selection Cane River

..".a glorious m?lange of family saga, social commentary, and treatise on spirituality."--Booklist

The Seduction of Silence is a work of persuasive imagination...such scope, power and narrative charm...ample and fascinating. --Thomas Keneally, author of Schindler's List"

An unexpected delight... [Le Hunte] gives new meaning to the search for spiritual fulfillment. --Lalita Tademy, author of Oprah Book Club selection Cane River"

There is real enchantment here...[in] prose as vivid and arresting as a marigold. I couldn t put it down. --Geraldine Brooks, author of Year of Wonders and Nine Parts of Desire"

A splendidly conceived saga...: vivid, compelling, utterly fascinating. --Kirkus Reviews"

A lovely ambitious novel Le Hunte threads events together with a confident, steady hand . --Washington Post"

Terrific one-liners and skillful foreshadowing make for a great read. --San Francisco Chronicle Book Review"

...a glorious m?lange of family saga, social commentary, and treatise on spirituality. --Booklist"

Le Hunte and her book, The Seduction of Silence, have all the ingredients for success. --The Bulletin (Australia)"

Passionate prose, which although lacking the mad pyrotechnics of Rushdie s wordplay, is nonetheless just as intense. --Melbourne Age"

Le Hunte creates a vivid sense of place, spiking it with strange and haunting characters. --Adelaide Advertiser"

..".a glorious melange of family saga, social commentary, and treatise on spirituality."--Booklist

About the Author:

Bem Le Hunte was born in Calcutta to an Indian mother and British father. She grew up in India and London, studied anthropology at Cambridge, and worked as a university lecturer and copywriter before moving to the Himalayas to have a baby and write this book. She now lives in California with her husband and two sons.

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