A few early comments on the book. I’ll add others as they come in.
“I loved most of all the dimensions of the story over time – how the present, so vividly described, rests on layers and layers of time, of events, of history and stories, until we reach a story of origins. But also how the magic, the Green Man, is explained as having its roots in reality, in history and small events that pan out into myths. A bangle is simultaneously a legend, part of history and a very contemporary wrangle about inheritance. But in the end the inheritance of destiny and of myth is what the real fight is about.
Shahrukh Husain has created a tapestry and we see each thread and colour unfurling until we have the entire image filling our mind and heart. It’s a beautiful, beautiful novel and I was enthralled.”
Read here about Ananda Devi who is an eminent author from Mauritius, published in France.