Will Mendelsohn is a modern-day Darwin whose first book on
extinction has made him a great success. To get underway with work
on his follow-up, he sets off on a worldwide research trip. He
makes a special visit to Assam, a state in northeast India, so that
he can spend time with his mother's friend Mim, a Holocaust
survivor in frail health. But once he meets Mim's enigmatic
neighbor, a married expatriate screenwriter named Grace Tagore,
Will's brief stop turns into an extended stay. As the two are drawn
by their haunted pasts into a transformative affair, Assam erupts
in political turmoil, setting off an irrevocable chain of events
that forever alter their lives.
With a remarkable gift for language and storytelling, author
Janice Deaner pens a novel of extraordinary depth and power, where
amid the lavish tea gardens of a beautiful yet strife-ridden India,
a compelling story of romance, friendship, and self-discovery
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