Albinia, Alice Leela's Book

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Leela's Book

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Leela - alluring, taciturn, haunted - is moving back to Delhi after years of exile in New York. She knows her return will disrupt precariously balanced lives. Twenty years ago her sister Meera died, taking a devastating secret with her. Now, as the family gathers for a wedding, Leela must sift truth from fiction.

Meanwhile the bride's father plots political conquest, the groom realises that he has fallen in love with his brother-in-law to be, and Ganesh - elephant-headed god and scribe of India's great epic, the Mahabharata - claims both Leela and the novel as his own creation.

Brilliantly playful and entertaining, Leela's Book weaves a poignant tale of contemporary life in an ancient city.

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"A bold and delightful novel, executed with energy and flair... Leela's Book is as much a meditation on tensions between brothers and sisters, or between parents and their children, as it is a rumination on the nature of storytelling. For a novel so thick in plot, and so lush with details of Indian life, it reads effortlessly. The result is magnificent" (Angel Gurria-Quintana Financial Times)

" Leela's Book is a stimulating novel in which Albinia skilfully manages an intricate plot and an enormous, diverse cast of characters. Her immense historical acumen and sophisticated sense of culture have enabled her to craft a powerful tale" ( Guardian)

"This is steeped in the tradition of the Indian epic, yet modern and vastly entertaining" (Kate Saunders The Times)

"Bold, playful, smart and lively" ( Time Out)

"An epic, polyphonic juggernaut of a novel. Ambitious, skilfully plotted, and full of wonderful surprises. I was hooked from the very first page" (Tahmima Anam, author of A Golden Age)

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Shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award - a brilliantly playful and entertaining first novel, Leela's Book weaves a wonderful tale of family life in contemporary Delhi

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