This story follows the intertwined dramas and mysterious legacies of three people: Savitri, in love with the son of a pre-war English household in India; country-born Nataraj who lives as a drop-out in London until the shocking news of his parentage and the rich but rebellious Sarojiniis.
A magical story of forbidden love, a 1990s Far Pavilions, the debut of a major storyteller. Of Marriageable Age follows three people across three decades and three continents, in a story of intertwined dramas and mysterious legacies, set against the traditional customs of a country. Savitri, intuitive and charming, is brought up among the servants of a pre-war English household in India. Both her own and the English family are torn apart by the racial upheavals, and by Savitri's love for the son of the house. Nataraj, raised as the son of an idealistic country doctor, finds life in London heady and mind-spinning, with girls and money easily available, so drops out of both his family circle and his medical studies until a chance meeting brings him unbelievable news of his parentage. Sarojini, tempestuous and outspoken, is brought up in Guyana, part of a group of rich Indian families who settled there, and finds herself in rebellion against her strict parents and the regime.
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'A big book, big themes, an exotic background and characters that will live with you forever... unputdownable.' Katie Fforde 'Beautifully and cleverly written. A wondrous, spellbinding story which grips you from the first to the last page... I can't recall when I last enjoyed a book so much.' Lesley Pearse 'It's a wonderful panoramic story and conveys such vivid pictures of the countries it portrays I was immediately transported and completely captivated. A terrific writer.' Barbara Erskine 'From the first page I was hooked with this enchanting book... unputdownable.' Audrey Howard 'A vast canvas of memorable characters across a kaleidoscope of cultures... her epic story feels like an authentic reflection of a world full of sadness, joy and surprise.' The Observer
About Sharon Maas
Sharon Maas was born in Guyana, educated in England, lived in India, and now lives in Germany. She is married with two children.
Of Marriageable Age by Sharon Maas
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