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The Village By Nikita Lalwani

The Village
by Nikita Lalwani

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On a winter morning Ray Bhullar arrives at the gates of an Indian village. She is here to make a film. But this will be no ordinary tale about India - for this is no ordinary village. It is an open prison, inhabited by murderers. An apparent innocent among the guilty, Ray tries hard to be accepted.
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The Village by Nikita Lalwani

The Village by Nikita Lalwani is a disturbing and utterly gripping modern morality tale set in contemporary India.

On a winter morning Ray Bhullar arrives at the gates of an Indian village. She is here to make a film. But this will be no ordinary tale about India - for this is no ordinary village. It is an open prison, inhabited by murderers. An apparent innocent among the guilty, Ray tries hard to be accepted. But the longer she and the rest of the crew stay, the more the need for drama increases. Soon the fragile peace of the village will be shattered and, despite Ray's seemingly good intentions, the motives of the visitors and the lives of the inhabitants will be terrifyingly, brutally exposed.

Praise for The Village:

'A thoughtful novel that envelops us in the oppression and beauty of the rural prison . . . each voice is distinct, believable and stubborn in its refusal to be easily known. Touchingly evocative' Financial Times

'Thoughtful, beautifully written. A candid exploration of journalistic ethics' Observer

'A masterclass. The inmates' stories evoke larger questions about justice and privacy, power and powerlessness' Guardian

Nikita Lalwani was born in Rajasthan and raised in Cardiff. Her first novel Gifted was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and won the Desmond Elliott Prize. She lives in London.

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The Village Reviews


Sharp and uncompromising, it is a ripsnorting read that leaves us wondering where the needle will be pointing at the moment the moral compass is smashed to pieces * Independent on Sunday *
A thoughtful novel that envelops us in the oppression and beauty of the rural prison . . . each voice is distinct, believable and stubborn in its refusal to be easily known. Touchingly evocative * Financial Times *
A masterclass. The inmates' stories evoke larger questions about justice and privacy, power and powerlessness * Guardian *
Captures the hunger for self-improvement tinged with a pervasive sense of melancholy * Sunday Telegraph *
Thoughtful, beautifully written. A candid exploration of journalistic ethics * Observer *
Extraordinary ... Lalwani writes with wonderful clarity and intelligence * Times *
Gripping, heartbreaking, truly horrifying . . . simmers with understated menace * Marie Claire *
Extraordinary... What Nikita is really, really brilliant at is voice and people * BBC Radio 2 *

About Nikita Lalwani


Nikita Lalwani was born in Rajasthan and raised in Cardiff. She has written two novels previously, Gifted and The Village. Her first novel Gifted was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and won the Desmond Elliott Prize. She was also nominated for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year award. She lives in London.

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GOR005240758
The Village by Nikita Lalwani
Nikita Lalwani
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2013-04-25
256
0141030402
9780141030401
N/A
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