Gita Mehta River Sutra

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A sequence of delicate, tragic stories evokes the profound presence of tradition and desire. A retired bureaucrat has escaped the world to run a guest-house on the banks of the country's holiest river, the Narmada. But too many lives converge here and he meets a series of unusual characters.

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With imaginative lushness and narrative elan, Mehta provides a novel that combines Indian storytelling with thoroughly modern perceptions into the nature of love--love both carnal and sublime, treacherous and redeeming. "Conveys a world that is spiritual, foreign, and entirely accessible."--Vanity Fair. Reading tour.

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"Enchanting...somewhat comic, sometimes tragic and always filled with insights...A delight to read, bringing to Western readers the mystery and drama of a rich cultural heritage."-- The New York Times Book Review

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