The Royal Ghosts: Stories by Upadhyay, Samrat

The Royal Ghosts: Stories

With emotional precision and narrative subtlety, The Royal Ghosts features characters trying to reconcile their true desires...
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Author: Samrat Upadhyay
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Language: English
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The Royal Ghosts: Stories by Upadhyay, Samrat

The Royal Ghosts: Stories

$41.05

The Royal Ghosts: Stories

$41.05
Author: Samrat Upadhyay
Format: Paperback
Language: English

With emotional precision and narrative subtlety, The Royal Ghosts features characters trying to reconcile their true desires with the forces at work in Nepali society. Against the backdrop of the violent Maoist insurgencies that have claimed thousands of lives, these characters struggle with their duties to their aging parents, an oppressive caste system, and the complexities of arranged marriage. In the end, they manage to find peace and connection, often where they least expect it-- with the people directly in front of them. These stories brilliantly examine not only Kathmandu during a time of political crisis and cultural transformation but also the effects of that city on the individual consciousness.

Samrat Upadhyay is the author of Arresting God in Kathmandu, which earned him a Whiting Award, and The Guru of Love, which was a New York Times Notable Book, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year, and a finalist for the Kiriyama Prize. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

This book will also appeal to readers intersted in the themes: Nepal, South Asian Literature, Nepali Society, Alienation, Democracy, Kathmandu.

Author: Samrat Upadhyay
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 02/09/2006
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.40w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780618517497


Award: Society of Midland Authors Award - Winner


Review Citation(s):
Library Journal 12/01/2005 pg. 120
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2005 pg. 1255
Publishers Weekly 12/19/2005 pg. 39
Booklist 02/01/2006 pg. 31

About the Author
SAMRAT UPADHYAY is the author of Arresting God in Kathmandu, which earned him a Whiting Award, and The Guru of Love, which was a New York Times Notable Book, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year, a finalist for the Kiriyama Prize, and a Book Sense 76 pick. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana, and teaches creative writing and literature at Indiana University.

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