Body Myth by Rheea Mukherjee audiobook

Body Myth

By Rheea Mukherjee

Random House Audio 9781944700843
7.12 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780143498155

Mira is a teacher living in the heart of Suryam, the only place in the world the fickle Rasagura fruit grows. Mira lives alone, and with only the French existentialists as companions, until the day she witnesses a beautiful woman having a seizure in the park. Mira runs to help her but is cautious, for she could have sworn the woman looked around to see if anyone was watching right before the seizure began. Mira is quickly drawn into the lives of this mysterious woman Sara, who suffers a myriad of unexplained illnesses, and her kind, intensely supportive husband Rahil, striking up intimate, volatile and fragile friendships with each of them that quickly become something more.

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Mira is a teacher living in the heart of Suryam, the only place in the world the fickle Rasagura fruit grows. Mira lives alone, and with only the French existentialists as companions, until the day she witnesses a beautiful woman having a seizure in the park. Mira runs to help her but is cautious, for she could have sworn the woman looked around to see if anyone was watching right before the seizure began. Mira is quickly drawn into the lives of this mysterious woman Sara, who suffers a myriad of unexplained illnesses, and her kind, intensely supportive husband Rahil, striking up intimate, volatile and fragile friendships with each of them that quickly become something more.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Rheea Mukherjee's novel The Body Myth centers around a woman living a relatively isolated life, with a penchant for existentialist literature. Her life becomes intertwined with that of a married couple, creating a space for Mukherjee to explore questions of intimacy, illness, and desire (Vol. 1 Brooklyn)
The Body Myth grabbed me with the same intensity that Mira was grabbed by Sara and Rahil. There were moments where I found myself as enthralled by the sickly sultry life, despite knowing how potentially toxic and maladaptive it was (She Reads)
Through unique insights, wit, and philosophy, Rheea Mukherjee's The Body Myth takes a deep look into issues of the freedom to choose, emotional availability and capacity, and what it means to build a friendship when each day is a struggle to feel truly well (Lit Magazine)
Rheea Mukherjee has written a thought-provoking and memorable meditation on the meaning of life. In seductive prose, The Body Myth explores the depths and boundaries of relationships, conventional and unconventional, and the meaning of intimacy in sickness and health. A fine novel (Soniah Kamal, award-winning author of Unmarriageable: Pride and Prejudice in Pakistan)
The vulnerable, winning narration demonstrates a woman going through an entire spectrum of feelings; there's a lot going on in the emotional landscape of this book. The tension of how each character will react to the others' moods and changing affections keeps the reading experience engrossing (Book and Film Globe)
Witty, melancholic, and dramatic by turns, Rheea Mukherjee's The Body Myth is a touching love story about misfits searching for togetherness, even if that togetherness might not be healthy for all concerned . . . The Body Myth is a compelling tale, rich in emotional undercurrents and empathy for its unconventional characters (Foreword Reviews)
Mukherjee's novel encapsulates the heady breathlessness of falling in love (Publishers Weekly)
The Body Myth is such a smart and complex exploration of what it means to be in a body in the world, what it means to be in a body that is ill, and what it means to be in a body in love. And like all of those states of being, the book is filled with ambiguity and contradictions (Los Angeles Review of Books)
Throw your stereotypes about India out the door: The Body Myth is a playful, inventive exploration of an unconventional relationship. Sara is enigmatic and mysteriously ill: will her sickness bring her closer to her husband and friend, or tear the three of them apart? Risk-taking, joyfully sensual, and deeply wise, The Body Myth is full of unexpected twists that will keep you coming back for more (Anita Amirrezvani, author of The Blood of Flowers and Equal of the Sun)
The Body Myth is full of questions, about our bodies and minds, about mental illness, about the history of trauma, and about the depths of friendship and love (LA Times)

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Author Bio: Rheea Mukherjee

Author Bio: Rheea Mukherjee

Rheea Mukherjee received her MFA degree from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Her fiction and nonfiction has been published in several publications including Scroll.in, Southern Humanities Review, Out of Print, QLRS, and Bengal Lights, among others. Her first book, a collection of short stories about contemporary urban life in India titled Transit for Beginners, was published in Asia in 2016. Her previous stories have been Pushcart nominees, Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Finalists, and semifinalists for the Black Lawrence Press Award. She spent her childhood in the United States and her teens in India and returned to the United States for college and her MFA, before returning to Bangalore, India. She cofounded Bangalore Writers Workshop in 2012 and co-runs Write Leela Write, a design and content laboratory in Bangalore.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 7.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English