Manhattan Music by Meena Alexander
A Novel

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Large sweeping novel set in India and New York, from a leading Indian-American author.

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Meena Alexander, Distinguished Professor of English at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, is the author of several books of poetry, most recently" Raw Silk" and "Illiterate Heart," winner of a 2002 PEN Open Book Award. Her memoir "Fault Lines" was one of "Publishers Weekly"'s best books of 1993, and her novel "Nampally Road" was a 1991 "Voice Literary Supplement" Editor's Choice.
Published May 1, 1997 by Mercury House. 231 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Also on hand are Sandhya's cousin Jay, a photographer currently living in New York, her other cousins Sakhi and Ravi, now tasting suburban American life in New Brunswick, and Jay's friend Draupadi, a performance artist whose work explores her societal role as the daughter of immigrants.

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In this postcolonial tale set in New York in the 1990s, 30-something Sandhya Rosenblum finds herself haunted by memories of a dead sweetheart in her native India, drifting apart from her Jewish-American husband and searching for solace with her Egyptian lover.

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