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One Amazing Thing

One Amazing Thing

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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Divakaruni Chitra Banerjee
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A group of nine are trapped in the visa office at an Indian Consulate after a massive earthquake in an American city. Two visa officers on the verge of an adulterous affair; Jiang, a Chinese— Indian woman in her last years; her gifted teenage granddaughter Lily; an ex-soldier haunted by guilt; Uma, an Indian— American girl bewildered by her parents’ decision to return to Kolkata after twenty years; Tariq, a young Muslim man angry with the new America; and an enraged and bitter elderly white couple. As they wait to be rescued— or to die— they begin to tell each other stories, each recalling ‘one amazing thing’ in their life, sharing things they have never spoken of before. Their tales are tragic and life-affirming, revealing what it means to be human and the incredible power of storytelling.

Imprint: India Hamish Hamilton

Published: Apr/2010

ISBN: 9780670084524

Length : 224 Pages

MRP : ₹450.00

One Amazing Thing

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
,
Divakaruni Chitra Banerjee

A group of nine are trapped in the visa office at an Indian Consulate after a massive earthquake in an American city. Two visa officers on the verge of an adulterous affair; Jiang, a Chinese— Indian woman in her last years; her gifted teenage granddaughter Lily; an ex-soldier haunted by guilt; Uma, an Indian— American girl bewildered by her parents’ decision to return to Kolkata after twenty years; Tariq, a young Muslim man angry with the new America; and an enraged and bitter elderly white couple. As they wait to be rescued— or to die— they begin to tell each other stories, each recalling ‘one amazing thing’ in their life, sharing things they have never spoken of before. Their tales are tragic and life-affirming, revealing what it means to be human and the incredible power of storytelling.

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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the acclaimed author of seventeen novels, which include The Mistress of Spices and, most recently, One Amazing Thing. Her books have been translated into twenty-nine languages and two have been made into films. Divakaruni was born in Kolkata and moved to the United States for her graduate studies. She currently lives in Houston, Texas.

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