By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Even if Chitra Divakaruni's poetry has gained compliment and awards for a few years, it really is her "luminous, exquisitely crafted prose" (Ms.) that's fast making her one of many brightest emerging stars within the altering face of yankee literature. Arranged Marriage, her first choice of tales, spent 5 weeks at the San Francisco Chronicle bestseller record and garnered severe acclaim that may were outstanding for even a extra confirmed author.
For the younger women and girls dropped at existence in those tales, the potential for switch, of beginning anew, is either as terrifying and jam-packed with promise because the ocean that separates them from their houses in India. From the tale of a tender bride whose fairy-tale imaginative and prescient of California is shattered whilst her husband is murdered and she or he needs to face the longer term on her personal, to a proud middle-aged divorced girl decided to reach San Francisco, Divakaruni's award-winning poetry fuses right here with prose for the 1st time to create 11 devastating pics of ladies at the verge of an unforgettable transformation.
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Between ragged smoking edges of yellow-grey appeared a streak of blue. " A A The rent in the sky widened. shower of rain spattered over the city, blown aslant on the fresh wind, and suddenly the raindrops glittered, as at night in torchlight; but this glory they reflected was the glory of the Sun. To westward it stood, all alone in heaven, blinding. Ganil stood with the others, face lifted. On his face, on the scar of his burn, he felt the heat of the Sun. He stared at it till his eyes swam with tears, the Circle of Fire, the face of God.
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Arranged Marriage by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni