The Folded Earth by Anuradha Roy audiobook

The Folded Earth

By Anuradha Roy
Read by Sneha Mathan

Dreamscape 9780857050434
9.78 Hours Unabridged
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For Maya, a young widow trying to escape her complicated past, teaching school in a secluded mountain village offers a promise of peace. Here she feels close to the calm heart of the land, where lush foothills meet clear skies. In the evenings she teaches a peasant girl, Charu, to write so she can correspond with her lover in secret. As Maya finds out, however, no refuge is remote enough to keep out the modern world, or her own past. The community she has grown to love comes under attack when powerful outsiders hijack the local elections dividing the villagers and threatening Charu’s family. And when Maya’s landlord’s charming nephew sets up shop nearby, Maya is drawn to him despite her better instincts—and soon finds herself questioning everything she has ever known.

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Summary

Summary

For Maya, a young widow trying to escape her complicated past, teaching school in a secluded mountain village offers a promise of peace. Here she feels close to the calm heart of the land, where lush foothills meet clear skies. In the evenings she teaches a peasant girl, Charu, to write so she can correspond with her lover in secret.

As Maya finds out, however, no refuge is remote enough to keep out the modern world, or her own past. The community she has grown to love comes under attack when powerful outsiders hijack the local elections dividing the villagers and threatening Charu’s family. And when Maya’s landlord’s charming nephew sets up shop nearby, Maya is drawn to him despite her better instincts—and soon finds herself questioning everything she has ever known.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“How does a writer compete against the media's invasion of public discourse in all its chattering, hectoring, commercially packaged format. One way could be by creating a small, inviolable space in which to observe and record all the subterranean upheavals to create those moments of clarity that we value as literature. The small diamond that we have unearthed and enjoyed is called The Folded Earth.” Economist (Crossword Fiction Award Winner, 2011) 
“Anuradha’s ability to seamlessly place the private lives of her characters within a larger socio-political setting is what she carries into her second book [as well]…at the end of The Folded Earth you feel a firm belief in the redemptive qualities of life and love.” Elle
“[Roy’s] narrative is poised and her language precise and poetic, without being flamboyant…a story about love and hate, continuity and change, loss and grief in a convincing and memorable setting.” The Independent (London)
“A gently perceptive story, half comic and half poignant, of a woman’s struggle to forget her sorrows in new surroundings.” Sunday Times (London)

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Author

Author Bio: Anuradha Roy

Author Bio: Anuradha Roy

Anuradha Roy is the author of An Atlas of Impossible Longing, which has been published in sixteen countries and named by World Literature Today as one of the sixty most essential books on modern India. She lives in India.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English