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

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Anuradha Roy

Anuradha Roy

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Anuradha Roy is an Indian author, born in 1967 in Kolkata.
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