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Karma A Novel in Verse (Hardcover)

Author:  Cathy Ostlere
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1595143386
ISBN-13: 9781595143389
Sku: 217059280
Publish Date: 3/31/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.5L x 1.75T
Pages:  517
Age Range:  College to 21
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It is 1984, and 15-year-old Maya is on her way to India with her father. She carries with her the ashes of her mother, who has recently committed suicide, and arrives in Delhi on the eve of Prime Minister Indira Ghandi''s assassination.
This monumental and penetrating young adult free verse novel follows the fortunes of 15-year-old Indian Canadian Maya, who is caught between her parents' dueling heritages. When Maya travels to India with her Sikh father to bury her Hindu mother's body during the bedlam and madness of Indira Ghandi's 1984 assassination by her Sikh bodyguards, Maya's life is thrown into horrible chaos. Accidentally separated from her father, Maya journeys into the countryside and is struck mute by the horrors she witnesses. Taken in by a kind family, she develops an intense relationship with a boy named Sandeep, and slowly comes back to herself, discovering hidden strengths and a deeper understanding of her heritage and place in the world.


"With artful compassion, Ostlere reveals the infinitely complex clash of cultures within both India and Maya's family, and although the allusions to karma could have seemed awkward in less talented hands, here they lead into well-framed larger questions that will stay with readers. A fascinating, epic page-turner." (starred review) - Frances Bradburn 02/15/2011

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