The Island of Lost Girls

The Island of Lost Girls (Paperback)

By Manjula Padmanabhan 
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Publisher: Hachette
Edition: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
EAN: 9789351951773
No. of Pages: 360
Publish Date: 2016-11-29
Binding: Paperback
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About The Book

  • Shortlisted for The Hindu Prize for Fiction 2016.

  • 'Wilder, crueller and more hallucinatory than any other novel out there this year.' - Nilanjana S. Roy, Business Standard

  • 'The Island of Lost Girls is worth reading [for] its haunting quality, like a half-remembered dream that we hope will never come true.' - Outlook

  • The latest novel by critically acclaimed author Manjula Padmanabhan (Getting There, Hot Death, Cold Soup and Three Virgins and Other Stories), writer of the Onassis Award-winning play Harvest.

  • Will appeal to readers of Donna Tart and Margaret Atwood.

    This is the story of Meiji - the only girl who has remained untouched and unmutilated in a country that has savaged its entire female population. Having saved her from certain death in the new Dark Age that has come upon the world, her guardian, Youngest, has transported her to the only place where she can remain safe - an Island where wounded girls are, sometimes literally, stitched back together and given a new life. But the Island itself is a menacing place, and Meiji may be in more danger than ever before. To see what has become of his beloved girl, Youngest must find a way to infiltrate its odd environs while keeping the constantly assaulting voice in his head at bay. His struggles against the surreal

    inhabitants of a world gone wrong and with his own transformed identity only serve to steel his efforts to find the girl, and escape once more... The Island of Lost Girls showcases, yet again, Manjula Padmanabhan's genius at creating searing landscapes and alternate, sometimes brutal, worlds while reaffirming the beauty and the ugliness, the cruelty and the tremendous compassion that essentially make us human.

    About The Author

    Manjula Padmanabhan is a writer, artist and playwright. She grew up in Europe and Southeast Asia, and returned to India as a teenager in the late 1960s. The popular comic strip character, Suki, created by Manjula, appeared in the Sunday Observer in Bombay and later in the Pioneer in New Delhi through the 1980s and 1990s. In 1997, her play Harvest won first prize in the Onassis Prize for Theatre in Greece. She is the author of several critically acclaimed books, including Getting There, Hot Death, Cold Soup, Kleptomania and Three Virgins and Other Stories, and a number of books for children as author-illustrator, among them Mouse Attack and a series of picture puzzle books.

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    Title: The Island of Lost Girls
    Publisher: Hachette
    Author: Manjula Padmanabhan
    Edition: Paperback
    Edition Number: 1
    Language: English
    EAN: 9789351951773
    No. of Pages: 360
    Publish Date: 2016-11-29
    Binding: Paperback

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