Mad Girl's Love Song

Author(s): 
Rukumini Bhaya Nair
Publisher's Name: 
Harper India
Place: 
India
ISBN-10: 
9350296470
ISBN-13: 
9789350296479
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Physical Description: 
Paperback: 432 pages
About the book: 
What happens when cultures collide? When poets and angels clash? Driven by voices in her head and visions of angelhood, Pari is the heroine of this extraordinary novel. Part detective story, part literary history and part romance, this is the tale of a paranoid schizophrenic child-woman who is seduced-like many others-by a language and culture not ‘ours’. Rukmini Bhaya Nair skillfully weaves together the lives of Pari, Sylvia Plath, William Blake and D.H. Lawrence to create a carefully layered story that flashes between past, present and future, held together by a thread of love, longing and the treasures of literature.