The Folded Earth: A Novel
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2011 MAN ASIAN LITERARY PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE HINDU LITERARY PRIZE FOR BEST FICTION 2011
WITH HER DEBUT NOVEL, An Atlas of Impossible Longing, Anuradha Roy’s exquisite storytelling instantly won readers’ hearts around the world, and the novel was named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post and The Seattle Times.
Now, Roy has returned with another masterpiece that is already earning international prize attention, an evocative and deeply moving tale of a young woman making a new life for herself amid the foothills of the Himalaya. Desperate to leave a private tragedy behind, Maya abandons herself to the rhythms of the little village, where people coexist peacefully with nature. But all is not as it seems, and she soon learns that no refuge is remote enough to keep out the modern world. When power-hungry politicians threaten her beloved mountain community, Maya finds herself caught between the life she left behind and the new home she is determined to protect.
Elegiac, witty, and profound by turns, and with a tender love story at its core, The Folded Earth brims with the same genius and love of language that made An Atlas of Impossible Longing an international success and confirms Anuradha Roy as a major new literary talent.
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Review: The Folded EarthUser Review - Jenny - Goodreads
This gently-written novel is set in the Himalayas, and it invokes the place beautifully. It's the story of Maya, a young widow who runs away from everyone and everything she knows, and makes a new ... Read full review
Review: The Folded EarthUser Review - Kimberly DuBoise - Goodreads
This book took you on a journey that was rich with nuances of complexity and emotional intelligence. The setting and characters are so vivid and well developed, all the elements of a great story are ... Read full review