Borrow
Buy

The Gypsy Goddess

by Meena Kandasamy

I expected to loathe a novel that combines tragic recent history with discursions into the effectiveness of different writing styles. BUT this is an author who respects both her subject and her audience and I loved it. I really hope you will too.

Extract

Why can't you fucking follow chronology?
I can. If you observe carefully you will not fail to note that everyone gets fucked in due course of time.

Why can't you follow a standard narrative format?
If the reader wanted a straight, humourless version of the events that surrounded the single biggest caste atrocity in India, she would read a research paper.

Parallels

The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee
Red April by Santiago Roncaglioli
The Way Inn by Will Wiles
 

Read Extract

Books with similar rating

Borrow

1. Select UK region:

Not in the UK?

Scotland Norther Ireland North East of England North West of England Yorkshire and the Humber Wales West Midlands East Midlands East of England London South West of England South East of England

Sign in

 
Email:
 
Password:

Whichbook Sign Up

Enter your email address to get started:

First name:
Last name:
Password:
Confirm password:

Alerts

Email alerts are only available for registered users.