A young woman finds herself chasing shadows when she returns to the city that haunts her dreams, in Anuradha Roy’s a vivid evocation of north India.

Jarmuli: a city of temples, a centre of healing on the edge of the ocean. Nomi, a young girl, is taken from her family and finds herself in an ashram, overseen by a charismatic guru. But Guruji’s charm masks a predatory menace, and Nomi faces danger beyond her understanding. Twenty years later, Nomi returns to Jarmuli, seeking the truth about what happened to her and her family.

The Man Booker Prize 2015
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Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy

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Arundhati Roy is the author of The God of Small Things, which won the Booker Prize in 1997 and has been translated into more than 40 languages.
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