Latitudes of longing : a novel
—Swarup, Shubhangi, author.
Book
2020
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"A spellbinding work of literature, Latitudes of Longing follows the interconnected lives of characters searching for true intimacy. The novel sweeps across India, from an island, to a valley, a city, and a snow desert to tell a love story of epic proportions. We follow a scientist who studies trees and a clairvoyant who speaks to them; a geologist working to end futile wars over a glacier; octogenarian lovers; a mother struggling to free her revolutionary son; a yeti who seeks human companionship; a turtle who transforms 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. A young writer awarded one of the most prestigious prizes in India for this novel, Shubhangi Swarup is a storyteller of extraordinary talent and insight. Richly imaginative and wryly perceptive, Latitudes of Longing offers a soaring view of humanity: our beauty and ugliness, our capacity to harm and love each other, and our mysterious and sacred relationship with nature"-- Provided by publisher.

Item Details
Subjects:
India -- Fiction.
Genre:
Magic realist fiction.
Mythological fiction.
ISBN:
9780593132555
0593132556
Edition:
First US edition.
Description:
305 pages ; 24 cm
Notes:
First published in India by HarperCollins Publishers India in 2018.
LCCN:
2019026865
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