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The far field / Madhuri Vijay.

Vijay, Madhuri, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library VIJ (Text) 33500012995023 New Available -
Mahnomen Public Library VIJ (Text) 33500012995031 New Available -
Red Lake Falls Public Library VIJ (Text) 35500006129728 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780802128409
  • ISBN: 0802128408
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "Gorgeously tactile and sweeping in historical and socio-political scope, Pushcart Prize-winner Madhuri Vijay's The Far Field follows a complicated flaneuse across the Indian subcontinent as she reckons with her past, her desires, and the tumultuous present. In the wake of her mother's death, Kalyani, a privileged and restless young woman from Bangalore, sets out for a remote Himalayan village in the troubled northern region of Kashmir. Certain that the loss of her mother is somehow connected to the decade-old disappearance of Bashir Ahmed, a charming Kashmiri salesman who frequented her childhood home, she is determined to confront him. But upon her arrival, Kalyani is brought face to face with Kashmir's politics, as well as the tangled history of the local family that takes her in. And when life in the village turns volatile and old hatreds threaten to erupt into violence, Kalyani finds herself forced to make a series of choices that could hold dangerous repercussions for the very people she has come to love. With rare acumen and evocative prose, in The Far Field Madhuri Vijay masterfully examines Indian politics, class prejudice, and sexuality through the lens of an outsider, offering a profound meditation on grief, guilt, and the limits of compassion"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 November #2
    *Starred Review* Living back home in Bangalore after attending university, Shalini is adrift since her mother's recent death. When her father encourages her to come up with some sort of plan, she surprises even herself with a ready response: in fact, she's planning a trip to Kashmir. Secretly, she hopes to find a friend of her mother's whom she hasn't seen in years, a traveling salesman named Bashir Ahmed who stopped visiting when the political unrest in his region took too great a toll on him and his family. On her travels north, Shalini is struck repeatedly by how ill-prepared she was for such a journey, and by how little she wants it to end. Alternating chapters address Shalini's time in Kashmir, where she is introduced to others' astonishing struggles—and welcomed into their care—in a way she's never before experienced; and flash back to her childhood, unraveling the mysteries of her sharp-edged, dearly beloved mother and the man Shalini has crossed a country to find. Vijay intertwines her story's threads with dazzling skill. Dense, layered, impossible to pin—or put—down, her first novel is an engrossing tale of love and grief, politics and morality. Combining up-close character studies with finely plotted drama, this is a triumphant, transporting debut. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Young women > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Mothers > Death > Fiction.
Villages > Himalaya Mountains Region > Fiction.
Jammu and Kashmir (India) > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters.
Mothers > Death.
Young women.
India > Jammu and Kashmir.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.

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