Land Where I FleeBook - 2014
Three Westernized siblings return to their Himalayan hometown, but a game of happy families is the last thing on the cards. To commemorate Chitralekha Nepauney's Chaurasi - her landmark 84th birthday - three of Chitralekha's grandchildren are travelling to Gangtok, Sikkim, to pay their respects. Agastaya is flying in from New York. Although a successful oncologist, he is terrified of his family's inquisition into why he is not married, and even more terrified that the reason for his bachelordom will be discovered. Joining him are Manasa and Bhagwati, travelling from London and Colorado respectively. One the Oxford-educated achiever; the other the disgraced eloper - one moneyed but miserable; the other ostracized but optimistic. BUT A GAME OF HAPPY FAMILIES IS THE LAST THING ON THE CARDS...All three harbour the same dual objective: to emerge from the celebrations with their formidable grandmother's blessing and their nerves intact: a goal that will become increasingly impossible thanks to a mischievous maid and a fourth, uninvited guest.
Publisher: London, Quercus,, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 266 pages ; 24 cm.