Leela’s Book

Alice Albinia’s fascinating travelogue, Empires of the Indus, traversed more than two thousand miles of riverbank and several milennia of south Asian history. Now, one of the most promising writers of her generation turns to fiction in her first novel. The story of a disastrous wedding becomes so much more in Albinia’s hands: a portrait of cultures clashing and a meditation on storytelling itself.

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