Alice Albinia Leela's Book

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Leela's Book

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A brilliantly playful and entertaining first novel, Leela's Book weaves a wonderful tale of family life in contemporary Delhi.

Leela -- alluring, taciturn, haunted -- is returning to Delhi for the wedding of her husband's niece. After so many years in New York, she knows her arrival will unsettle precariously balanced lives. Twenty-five years ago her sister -- now dead -- was seduced by the groom's father and Leela has her own complicated past with him. Leela's is not the only disruptive presence at the wedding though. The groom's hedonistic twin sister arrives from London, reluctantly leaving her cosmopolitan university life to see her brother married and the groom, meanwhile, has fallen in love with his brother-in-law to be.

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Born in 1976, ALICE ALBINIA read English Literature at Cambridge, and South Asian History at SOAS. In between, she worked for two years in Delhi as a journalist and editor. Her previous book, Empires of the Indus, won the Somerset Maugham Award, the Authors' Club Dolman Travel Award and the Jerwood/Royal Society of Literature Prize.

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A big, sprawling tale centered on a wedding that brings two families together, Albinia’s second novel is inspired by theMahabharata, the classic Indian epic. The epic’s narrator, the god Ganesh, tells of two sisters, Leela and Meera, who have reincarnated together throughout the ages. In this current iteration, Meera married a vain scholar, Vyasa, who published her poetry after her death. Leela, estranged from Meera after her marriage to Vyasa, married Hari, a wealthy businessman, and fled India for New York. Now, 25 years later, the marriage of Meera and Vyasa’s son, Ash, to Hari’s niece, Sunita, brings Leela reluctantly back to India, much to the delight of Vyasa, who has secretly been carrying a torch for Leela. The reunion forces Leela to confront not only the reason behind her estrangement from Meera but also a long-held secret. And Leela’s not the only one with a secret: Ash has feelings for someone other than his bride, while Sunita’s father commits a heinous act after the wedding. An enticing tale filled with colorful characters and surprising twists. --Kristine Huntley

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