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Gods and Ends (A must-read debut literary fiction)

Gods and Ends (A must-read debut literary fiction)

Lindsay Pereira
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ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL LIERARY DEBUTS IN 2021

AN UNFLINCHING PORTRAIT OF A ROMAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY IN THE BOMBAY SUBURB OF ORLEM

A DARK STORY OF CHARACTERS GRAPPLING WITH LOVE, LOSS AND SIN

‘Vivid and unsentimental, a striking debut in the lineage of Naipaul and Nagarkar’-Anjali Joseph, Author of Saraswati Park

‘…savagely drawn series of sketches…’– Jerry Pinto, author of Em and the Big Hoom

‘…a class apart…’Altaf Tyrewala, author of No God in Sight, The Ministry of Hurt Sentiments

‘…one of the bitingly humorous voices from India…’Jaideep Varma, author and National Award-winning director of Leaving Home

Philomena Sequeira knows what she wants by the time she turns fourteen. Her father wants something else.
Life is unyielding for the tenants of the rundown Obrigado Mansion in Orlem, a Roman Catholic parish in suburban Bombay. They grapple with love, loss and sin, surrounded by abused wives and repressed widows, alcoholic husbands and dubious evangelists, angry teenagers and ambivalent priests, all struggling to make sense of circumstances they have no control over.
Gods and Ends takes up multiple threads of individual stories to create a larger picture of darkness beneath
a seemingly placid surface. It is about intersecting lives struggling to accept change as homes turn into prisons. This is a book about invisible people in a city of millions, and the claustrophobia they rarely manage to escape from.

Imprint: Vintage Books

Published: Mar/2021

ISBN: 9780670094387

Length : 256 Pages

MRP : ₹599.00

Gods and Ends (A must-read debut literary fiction)

Lindsay Pereira

ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL LIERARY DEBUTS IN 2021

AN UNFLINCHING PORTRAIT OF A ROMAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY IN THE BOMBAY SUBURB OF ORLEM

A DARK STORY OF CHARACTERS GRAPPLING WITH LOVE, LOSS AND SIN

‘Vivid and unsentimental, a striking debut in the lineage of Naipaul and Nagarkar’-Anjali Joseph, Author of Saraswati Park

‘…savagely drawn series of sketches…’– Jerry Pinto, author of Em and the Big Hoom

‘…a class apart…’Altaf Tyrewala, author of No God in Sight, The Ministry of Hurt Sentiments

‘…one of the bitingly humorous voices from India…’Jaideep Varma, author and National Award-winning director of Leaving Home

Philomena Sequeira knows what she wants by the time she turns fourteen. Her father wants something else.
Life is unyielding for the tenants of the rundown Obrigado Mansion in Orlem, a Roman Catholic parish in suburban Bombay. They grapple with love, loss and sin, surrounded by abused wives and repressed widows, alcoholic husbands and dubious evangelists, angry teenagers and ambivalent priests, all struggling to make sense of circumstances they have no control over.
Gods and Ends takes up multiple threads of individual stories to create a larger picture of darkness beneath
a seemingly placid surface. It is about intersecting lives struggling to accept change as homes turn into prisons. This is a book about invisible people in a city of millions, and the claustrophobia they rarely manage to escape from.

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Lindsay Pereira

LINDSAY PEREIRA is a journalist and editor. Born and raised in Bombay, he studied at St Xavier's College and the University of Mumbai and holds a PhD in literature for his work on gender attitudes implicit in nineteenth-century Indian fiction. He was co-editor with the late Eunice de Souza of Women's Voices: Selections from Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth Century Indian Writing in English, published by Oxford University Press. This is his first novel.

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