Latitudes of Longing by Subhangini Swarup|Book Review|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): ‘Intense, lyrical, and powerful … This is a remarkable debut.’ – Jeet Thayil An astounding exploration of intense longings, Shubhangi Swarup’s novel begins in the depths of the Andaman Sea, and follows geological and emotional faultlines through the Irrawaddy delta and the tourist-trap of Thamel, to end amidst the highest glaciers andContinue reading “Latitudes of Longing by Subhangini Swarup|Book Review|”

Book Review: Red Birds by Mohammed Hanif|War, grief and loss under a new light|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): An American pilot crash lands in the desert, unprepared for any situation that can’t be resolved with the After Eight mints in his survival kit. Hallucinating palm trees and dehydrating isn’t Major Ellie’s idea of a good time, but he figures it’s less of a hassle than another marital spat back home.Continue reading “Book Review: Red Birds by Mohammed Hanif|War, grief and loss under a new light|”