Latitudes of Longing

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Author: Shubhangi Swarup

9789356574741 | PB | pp. 344 | 2018 | HarperCollins

Richly imaginative and irresistible in its storytelling,the novel begins in the depths of the Andaman Sea and sweeps through worlds and times that are inhabited by various interesting characters.

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An astounding exploration of intense longings, the novel begins in the depths of the Andaman Sea, and follows geological and emotional faultlines through the Irrawaddy delta and the tourist-trap of Thamel, to end amidst the highest glaciers and passes of the Karakorams. The story sweeps through worlds and times that are inhabited by: a scientist who studies trees and a clairvoyant who talks to them; Lord Goodenough who travels around the furthest reaches of the Raj, giving names to nameless places; a geologist working towards ending futile wars over a glacier; octogenarian lovers; a superstitious dictator and a mother struggling to get her revolutionary son released; a yeti who seeks human companionship; a turtle who turns first into a boat and then a woman; and the ghost of an evaporated ocean as restless as the continents. Binding them all together is a vision of life as vast as the universe itself. Richly imaginative and irresistible in its storytelling, Latitudes of Longing announces the arrival of an incredible new literary talent.

This book was shortlisted for the JCB Prize for Literature 2018 and has won the Tata Literature Live! First Book Award (Fiction) 2018.

Additional information

Author:

Shubhangi Swarup

ISBN:

9789356574741

Publisher:

HarperCollins India

Binding:

Hardback

Pages:

344

Year of Publication:

2018

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

The author is a journalist and educationist. She was awarded the Charles Pick Fellowship for Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, and has also won awards for gender sensitivity in feature writing. She lives in Mumbai.

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