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Author Name:    OSTLERE, Cathy.

Title:   Karma : A Novel in Verse. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed

Publisher:    Puffin Canada, Toronto, 2011, ISBN:9780670064526 

Seller ID:   98289

OSTLERE, Cathy. Karma : A Novel in Verse. (Toronto) : Puffin Canada, (2011). First Printing. Pp (6),[1]-517,(5). Map. 8vo, yellow paper covered boards, purple lettering to spine. “It is October 31st, 1984, and fifteen-year-old Maya – half Hindu, half Sikh – is travelling from Canada to New Delhi, India, with her father. In her arms she carries only two things: a brand new diary – her only confidant – and the ashes of her mother. Maya and her father have comes to India to deliver the ashes to their final resting place. On the very night they arrive, Indira Gandhi – Prime Minister of India – is gunned down in her garden, betrayed by those closest to her. In the hours that follow, the city plunges into chaos, and Maya finds herself ay the centre of one of the bloodiest massacres in the country’s modern history. Thousands are murdered. Thousands are lost. Unable to find her father, Maya mustdisguise her identity and rely upon the help of Sandeep – a boy she’s just met – is she is to stay alive and make it home. That is, if she can open h er heart enough to love, forgive, and discover what home truly means.” (from the dj). Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed without inscription bythe author. 20.00


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