Victoria - Janice Pariat
A beautiful, magical story about one woman’s commute from Brixton to Highbury along the Victoria Line each day, to her job as an assistant in an artist’s studio. One day a new platform appears at Green Park station, and Elsa is transported to the metro in Delhi.
Janice Pariat is a well-known and well-respected writer in India, and is published for the first time in the UK in 2018 with her novella The Nine-Chambered Heart. Her debut collection of short stories, Boats on Land (2012), won her the Sahitya Akademi Young Writer Award 2013 and a Crossword Book Award for Fiction. Her first novel, Seahorse, was shortlisted for The Hindu Prize for Literature 2015. She has lived in London and Turin and is currently based in New Delhi.
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