April 2010 Debut of the Month.
Love brings joy and heartache in this stunning debut novel which feels alive with the colours of India. Family drama and a love triangle make this an involving and touching story. This is an author to watch.
TIGER HILLS is a sweeping multigenerational story set in a coffee plantation in Coorg, southern India, in the 19th Century. The novel begins with the birth of Devi, a special child, who befriends a young boy whose mother has died in tragic circumstances. Over the years, Devi and Devanna become inseparable as they go to school together and learn more about the extended family that surrounds them.
However things change when Devi meets Muthi, a young man who has killed a tiger and is feted as a hero. Although she is still a child and Muthi is a man, Devi vows that one day she will marry him. It is this love that will gradually drive a wedge between her and her friend Devanna, who has been taken under the wing of a local missionary.
She is blind to the fact that Devanna himself has fallen for her. He leaves the village to study medicine, in the hope that when he returns she will see his worth and return his love, but then a tragedy changes the fate of all three, with far-reaching consequences for the generations to come.
Publication date: 29/04/2010
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Format: Trade Paperback
|Publication date:||29th April 2010|
|Publisher:||Weidenfeld & Nicolson|
|Genres:||Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,|
Sarita Mandanna was born and brought up in India and worked in Hong Kong before moving to the US. She is a private equity professional now based in New York City. Sarita holds an MBA from Wharton and a PGDM from the Indian Institute of Management.More About Sarita Mandanna