The Resource Saraswati park, Anjali Joseph

Saraswati park, Anjali Joseph

Label
Saraswati park
Title
Saraswati park
Statement of responsibility
Anjali Joseph
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lakshmi and Mohan live in Saraswati Park, a quiet suburb of Bombay. While Mohan spends his days in the city, working as a letter writer and collecting his beloved second-hand books, Lakshmi passes her time with small domestic tasks and her favourite TV soaps. Until, into their settled life, arrives Mohan's nephew Ashish - an uncertain nineteen-year-old, struggling with himself and his place in the world. As Ashish becomes entangled in a risky affair, his aunt and uncle start to question the quiet rhythm of their lives...and discontents - left unspoken for many years - begin to break the surface
Summary
Famous for its electric chaos, the city of Bombay also accommodates pockets of calm. In one such space works Mohan, a contemplative man who has spent his life observing people from his seat as a letter-writer outside the main post office. But Mohan's lack of engagement with the world has caused a thawing of his marriage. Mohan and his wife, Lakshmi are joined at their home in Saraswati Park by their sexually uncertain 19-year-old nephew, Ashish. When Lakshmi loses her only brother, she leaves Bombay to mourn not only the death of a sibling but also the vital force of her marriage. Ashish, meanwhile, embarks on an affair with a much richer boy in his college and, not long afterwards, succumbs to the overtures of his English tutor. As Mohan scribbles away in the margins of the sort of books he secretly hopes to write one day, he worries about whether his wife will return, what will become of Ashish, and if he himself will ever find his own voice to write from the margins about the centre of which he will never be a part.
Theme
Award
Betty Trask Prize, 2011.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10014858
Cataloging source
UkLcULP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joseph, Anjali
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Ulverscroft large print series.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Letter writing
  • Families
  • Gay college students
  • Mumbai (India)
Target audience
adult
Label
Saraswati park, Anjali Joseph
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
341 p. (large print)
Isbn
9781444808605
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781444808605
Label
Saraswati park, Anjali Joseph
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
341 p. (large print)
Isbn
9781444808605
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781444808605

Library Locations

  • Broadbeach LibraryBorrow it
    61 Sunshine Boulevard, Mermaid Waters, QLD, 4218, AU
    -28.035507 153.424153
  • Burleigh Heads LibraryBorrow it
    Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads, QLD, 4220, AU
    -28.090304 153.452264
  • Burleigh Waters LibraryBorrow it
    Corner Christine Avenue and Galeen Drive, Burleigh Waters, QLD, 4220, AU
    -28.081169 153.432148
  • Coolangatta LibraryBorrow it
    Level 1, The Strand, Corner Marine Parade and Dutton Street, Coolangatta, QLD, 4225, AU
    -28.166856 153.537057
  • Elanora LibraryBorrow it
    The Pines Shopping Centre, Guineas Creek Road, Elanora, QLD, 4221, AU
    -28.135667 153.469567
  • Helensvale LibraryBorrow it
    Helensvale Plaza, Corner Lindfield Road and Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale, QLD, 4212, AU
    -27.922595 153.3341
  • Local Studies LibraryBorrow it
    Corner Garden and Lawson Streets, Southport, QLD, 4215, AU
    -27.970549 153.412387
  • Mobile LibraryBorrow it
    Gold Coast, QLD, AU
  • Nerang LibraryBorrow it
    Corner White and Price Streets, Nerang, QLD, 4211, AU
    -27.991463 153.335174
  • Palm Beach Community Lounge and LibraryBorrow it
    Eleventh Avenue, Palm Beach, QLD, 4221, AU
    -28.117206 153.467597
  • Robina LibraryBorrow it
    196 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina, QLD, 4226, AU
    -28.076691 153.38214
  • Runaway Bay LibraryBorrow it
    Lae Drive, Runaway Bay, QLD, 4216, AU
    -27.91145 153.399086
  • Southport LibraryBorrow it
    Corner Garden and Lawson Streets, Southport, QLD, 4215, AU
    -27.970549 153.412387
  • Upper Coomera LibraryBorrow it
    Corner Reserve and Abraham Roads, Upper Coomera, QLD, 4209, AU
    -27.869062 153.304254
Processing Feedback ...