Synopsis: Up in the Himalayas,in a derelict house,live three contrasting figures.The judge,left bitter and haunted by his past.His orphan granddaughter,enamoured of her tutor,despite the difference in their ideals.And the cook,whose heart belongs to his son,a struggling illegal immigrant in America.Down in Kalimpong,civil unrest is gaining momentum and threatens to pit the past against the present,nationalism against love,a small world against the troubles of a big world. 805 more words
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I was very much struck by the amount of times the word “silence” is used in relation to the female characters, namely Mme de Bonneuil and Edith. 335 more words
Darkly comic, set in the Californian Gold Rush-era, The Sisters Brothers is a grippingly original tale of death, mayhem and redemption.
Yet, with the announcement of the inclusion of Patrick deWitt’s sophomore novel in the shortlist for the 2011 Man Booker Prize, many a critic’s eyebrow was raised. 432 more words