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Another Country by Anjali Joseph
  

Another Country

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Excelling at character and with a laser sharp interest in small details that brings scenes to life, her follow-up novel to the award winning Saraswati Park tells the story of Leela as she tries to define herself in the world after graduating from Cambridge. It’s vivid, evocative, contemporary writing.

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Another Country by Anjali Joseph

Longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize, this is a superb second novel from the author of the multiple-award winning 'Saraswati Park'. Twenty-something Leela is trying to figure out what to do next, who to fall in love with and where she belongs in the world. The problem is that no matter where she goes - Paris, London, Bombay - or what she does - teaching or temping, dating or committing - life doesn't appear to offer any straightforward answers. A poignant, evocative journey over two continents and through the adult spheres of work, sex and convenient friendships, Another Country is about growing up, moving on and discovering that what you really want is very different from what you thought it would be.

Reviews

'Beautifully delineated...The writing throughout is cool and clear, and whilst the overall tone of the novel is hauntingly melancholic, it is also distinguished by a refreshingly abrasive wit'
Peter Parker, Sunday Times

'Joseph has an unerring instinct for detail that brings a scene to life ... Her descriptions ... are gorgeously vivid'
Sunday Telegraph

'Joseph's writing is rich and original. She can describe silences and what is left unsaid between her characters just as well as she describes what they do and say'
Observer

'A readable and entertaining book'
Guardian

'Subtle and affecting'
Catherine Taylor, Sunday Telegraph Books of the Year

'Joseph's eye for the myriad disappointments of young professional life is excruciatingly accurate, especially in the London section... Joseph is a skilled observer'
Metro

About the Author

Anjali Joseph

Anjali Joseph was born in Bombay in 1978. She read English at Trinity College, Cambridge, and has taught English at the Sorbonne. More recently she has written for the Times of India in Bombay and been a Commissioning Editor for ELLE (India). She graduated from the MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia with distinction in 2008. Saraswati Park is her first novel.

Author photo © C J Humphries

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Publication date

28th February 2013

Author

Anjali Joseph

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Publisher

Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
304 pages

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780007462797

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