An Atlas of Impossible Longing

An Atlas of Impossible Longing

Book - 2011
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Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2011, c2008.
ISBN: 9781451608625
Characteristics: 319 p. ;,22 cm.

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beetlebaily
Jun 30, 2018

Excellent book, particularly if one is open to be placed in a completely different cultural context. Beautifully written. Roy examines the effect of patriarchy and the caste system on the lives of a family in Bengal, India, (now split into West Bengal, an Indian state and Bangladesh, a separate country) in the mid-1940s.

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LT
Mar 05, 2013

Beautifully written exploration of love, longing, and desire over three generations. Ultimately unsatisfying, as desire often is.

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aprilyee
May 24, 2012

Roy's prose is simply incredible and her characters unflinchingly human. Reminiscent of Hemingway's East of Eden (but thankfully, not as dark).

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uncommonreader
May 01, 2012

Bengali story of a family. VERY happy ending. Quite well written, but does anyone really live in this world?

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