Author(s): Bharati Mukherjee
In piecing together her ancestor's transformation from a docile Bengali Brahmin girl-child into an impassioned organizer of resistance against the British Raj, the contemporary narrator discovers and lays claim to unacknowledged elements in her "American" identity.
"Mukherjee is a master at creating magical, mysterious stories that resound with spiritual healing for both the dead and the living." - Chicago Sun-Times "Mukherjee is a virtuoso." - Booklist
Bharati Mukherjee is the author of seven novels, including The Tree Bride (also available from Turnaround). She won the National Book Critics Circle Award for a collection of short fiction, The Middleman and Other Stories.