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The City and the Sea: A Novel

 
Raj Kamal Jha (Author)
Synopsis

In a crumbling neighbourhood in New Delhi, a child waits for a mother to return home from work. And, in parallel, in a snow-swept town in Germany on the Baltic Sea coast a woman, her memory fading, shows up at a deserted hotel. Worlds apart, both embark, in the course of that night, on harrowing journeys through the lost and the missing, the living and the dead, until they meet in an ending that breaks the heart - and holds the promise of putting it back together again.

Called the novelist of the newsroom, Raj Kamal Jha cleaves open India's tragedy of violence against women with a powerful story about our complicity in the culture that supports it. This is a book about masculinity - damaging and toxic and yet enduring and entrenched - that begs the question: What kind of men are our boys growing up to be?.

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About the author

Raj Kamal Jha

Raj Kamal Jha was born in 1966 and spent his first eighteen years in Calcutta. He returned to the city in 1992 as an editor with the Statesman. He now lives in New Delhi, where he is an editor on the Indian Express.

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Bibliographic information

Title The City and the Sea: A Novel
Author Raj Kamal Jha
Format Hardcover
Date published: 22.04.2019
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9780670090440
length 240p.