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The stories of Man, Woman and Child weave in and out of the lives of those around...

Published: January 25, 2015 12:22 AM

She Will Build Him a City
Raj Kamal Jha
Bloomsbury
R599
Pp 339

The stories of Man, Woman and Child weave in and out of the lives of those around them to form a dazzling kaleidoscope of a novel. Beautiful and audacious, this is the story of a city and its people, of love and horror, of belonging and forgiveness: an unforgettable tale of modern India.

Don’t Let Him Know
Sandip Roy
Bloomsbury
R499
Pp 246

In a boxy apartment building in an Illinois university town, Romola Mitra, a newly arrived young bride, anxiously awaits her first letter from home in India. When she accidentally opens the wrong letter, it changes her life.

And Home Was Kariakoo
MG Vassanji
penguin
R599
Pp 384

Part travelogue, part memoir and part history-rarely told, this book is a powerful portrait of a constantly evolving land. Vassanji combines thoughtful and candid observation, and a lifetime of revisiting and reassessing the continent that moulded him to pen this book.

There Will Be Lies
Nick Lake
Bloomsbury
R299
Pp 455

In four hours, Shelby Jane Cooper will be struck by a car. Shortly after, she and her mother will leave the hospital and set out on a winding journey towards the Grand Canyon. This emotionally-charged thrill ride leads to a shocking ending that will have readers flipping back to the beginning.

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