Other Waters: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Feb 14, 2012 - Fiction - 352 pages
32 Reviews
“A Jane Austen-ish plot gets a delicious Indian accent in this effervescent novel by former PEOPLE editor Gage . . . in this exotic, mysterious setting, cultures collide, love grows more complicated and Maya finally discovers just whom – and where – she is really meant to be.” --People, ****
Maya is an accomplished psychiatry resident with a supportive boyfriend, loving family, and bustling New York social life. When her grandmother dies in India, a family squabble over property ignites a curse that drifts across continents and threatens Maya's life. Or so her father says-- Maya (being a modern woman, an American, and a doctor) doesn't believe in curses, Brahman, or otherwise. But then a series of calamities befalls her family, her career and relationship both falter, and Maya starts to worry. She hopes a trip back to India with her best friend, Heidi, will enable her to remove the curse, save her family, and put her own life back in order. Thus begins a journey into Maya's parallel worlds-- New York and an India filled with loving and annoying relatives, vivid colors, and superstitious customs she doesn't, and does, believe in. But her time in India isn't just a visit "home" or a chance to explore the strengthening and suffocating bonds of family, it's also the beginning of a cathartic quest toward forging one identity out of two cultues as Maya learns unexpected lessons about life and love.
  

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User Review  - Daniel Keohane - Goodreads

Beautiful writing, and a nice, every day story of sisters in an Indian American family. Read full review

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User Review  - Liz V. - Goodreads

Other Waters explores the pressures on an educated child, of educated immigrants, to succeed in America while fulfilling traditional Hindu cultural expectations. Other Waters is, in fact, applicable ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter
Part
Chapter 12
Part Three
Chapter 17
Acknowledgments
Also by Eleni N Gage About the Author Copyright
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About the author (2012)

ELENI N. GAGE writes regularly for InStyle, Real Simple, Travel+Leisure, and Elle, among others, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, and Parade. A graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University’s MFA Program, Eleni now lives in Miami, Florida with her husband.

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