Indu Sundaresan expertly blends together history, memorable characters, and the sights, colors and smells of India to create a hugely compelling novel. It is, quite literally, a feast for the senses David Davidar, author of The House of Blue Mangoes May 1942. Set over four searing pre-monsoon days. Sam Hawthorne, a twenty-five-year-old U.S. Army captain, arrives at the princely state of Rudrakot in search of his missing brother, Mike, carrying with him wounds from combat in Burma and several secrets. But Sam s mission is threatened by the unlikeliest of sources he falls hopelessly in love with Mila, daughter of the local political agent. Mila, unexpectedly attracted to Sam, nurtures a secret of her own and finds herself torn between loyalty to her family and Sam.
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Book Description Penguin Books India, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0143101382