The Resource Sister India, Peggy Payne

Sister India, Peggy Payne

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Sister India
Title
Sister India
Statement of responsibility
Peggy Payne
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Language
eng
Summary
The Lonely Planet recommends the Saraswati Guest House, and meeting Madame Natraja, "a one-woman blend of East and West," as well worth a side trip. Over the course of a weekend, several guests turn up, shocked to encounter a three-hundred-some-pound, surly white woman in a sari. Then a series of Hindu-Muslim murders leads to a citywide curfew, and they unwittingly become her captives. So begins a period of days blending into nights as Natraja and her Indian cook become entangled in a web of religious violence, and their guests fall under the spell of this ancient kingdom--at once enthralled and repelled by the begging children, the public funeral pyres, the holy men bathing in the Ganges at dawn. This is a traveler's tale, a story about the strange chemistry that develops from unexpected intimacies on foreign ground. And Peggy Payne's extraordinary talent vividly conjures up the smells of the perfume market, the rhythms of holy men chanting at dawn, the claustrophobic feel of this ancient city's tiny lanes, and the magic of the setting sun over the holy Ganges. For anyone who has harbored a secret desire to go to India and be transformed, Sister India, called "mesmerizing" by Gail Harris and "a modern version of E. M. Forster's classic A Passage to India" by Dan Wakefield, takes you on this journey without ever leaving home
Cataloging source
PLF
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.A954
LC item number
S57 2002
Literary form
fiction
Sister India, Peggy Payne
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Sister India, Peggy Payne
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm49919447
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781573229104
Lccn
00062557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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  • (OCoLC)49919447
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