Acid
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Acid

Overview

Life is a brief, waking dream-but who casts the spell?

Two striking women, Kamala and Shaly, helm an unusual household, fuelled by their intense, tempestuous romance in a rapidly changing Bangalore. Downstairs, Kamala's sons take care of each other in their own way-the twins are bound together by an early accident that paralysed Shiva, making Aadi his brother's caretaker. Beautiful Shaly is the object of more than one person's affections-and she, too, has a complicated past.

When Kamala's mother dies, the motherland calls her to Kerala-to an ancestral house of horrors which lies next to the cremation grounds in Cochin's outlying reaches: a place which, nevertheless, is home. However, nothing can prepare her for the devastation that ensues in this lyrical, hallucinatory trip of a story.

Utterly gripping and powerfully unsettling, Sangeetha Srinivasan's phenomenal debut subverts received ideas about society, individuality and motherhood. Acid unravels the secrets that lurk beneath the surface oif our lives, and marks the entry of a searing new voice in the Indian literary landscape.

Hardback

336 Pages | ISBN13 9780670090914
499.00
Sangeetha Sreenivasan
Sangeetha Sreenivasan
Sangeetha Sreenivasan is a novelist and scriptwriter who writes both in Malayalam and English. She is the daughter of Malayalam writer and social activist Sarah Joseph. She has also translated Elena Ferrante's Days of Abandonment into Malayalam to much acclaim.
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