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What genre of books have you written?
literary fiction and poetry
Title of your novels
Bombay Trilogy:Kalpavriksha,Rescuing Ranu, Shiva's Arms
Standard of Care
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Short Description of Your Novel
1)Shiva's Arms: When Alice marries Ramesh, she is plunged into a battle of wills with her mother-in-law. Namesake of a god, Amma reigns over Alice's household until a family secret is revealed that costs the old woman everything. Now it is up to Alice to heal the rift, as Shiva’s Arms evolves into an exploration on cultural identity, the power of reconciliation, and the meaning of home.
2)Rescuing Ranu:Nela Sambashivan returns to her native India to research the mathematics of collectives, and is drawn into the lives of ten year old Ranu, the cunning motel-keeper who exploits her, and an unscrupulous Uncle who believes that everything is for sale. Nela’s transformation from abstract thinker to selfless guardian begins when she and her lover,Jackson, rescue Ranu from a forced marriage, but it is only Jackson is captured by the same people he tried to helpthat Nela confronts her miscalculations about sacrifice, survival, and the mysterious alchemy of love. Now a Kindle Bestseller in mathematics research.
3)Kalpavriksha is the third volume in Bombay Trilogy, the saga of several generations of the Sambashivan family, forever standing at the intersection of duty & individuation, trying to find their way home."They claim him as kin. They say he owes them. But when Ram's past collides with his present on a night rife with oppression, he is forced to choose between his need to connect and his desire to remain apart. Against the backdrop of a police crackdown on Dalits, the city burns, and Ram must come to grips with the nature of kinship. What do we really owe one another? What goes and what stays in a heart split by two cultures?"
4) Standard of Care is a psychological novel, in which artist Amanda Patterson goes off her psychotropic drugs, and her family frantically tries to bring her to safety. She refuses one lifeline after another, crashes a car and buys a gun. Her madness peaks, and she is committed to a long term facility. After she is released, she connects with Richard, a gallerist whose psychopathic tendencies synch up with hers. He manipulates her to his own ends, but goes too far, and she is left with only one way to break free. She shoots him, but she is the wounded one. Richard was not so much a man as the embodiment of her illness, a figure in an ongoing delusion. When Mandy's friends discover that Richard never existed, they feel duped and enraged. They savage Amanda's character by destroying her paintings, which, had they not been too blind to see, had always held a mirror up to the nature of her truth, the slipperiness of her reality, and the urge to deceive.
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