The Body Myth

The Body Myth

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Mira is a teacher living in the heart of Suryam, a modern, bustling city in India and the only place in the world the fickle Rasagura fruit grows. Mira lives alone and with only the French existentialists as companions, until the day she witnesses a beautiful woman having a seizure in the park. Mira runs to help her but is cautious, for she could have sworn the woman looked around to see if anyone was watching right before the seizure began.

Mira is quickly drawn into the lives of this mysterious woman, Sara, who suffers myriad unexplained illnesses, and her kind, intensely supportive husband, Rahil, striking up intimate, volatile, and fragile friendships with each of them that quickly become something more.

Intoxicated by their attention and eager to unravel the mystery of Sara's illness, Mira wonders if Sara is unwell. Is she faking it for attention? Is it a psychological disorder? Or is Rahil making Sara sick to keep her wings clipped?

A moving exploration of loss, Mukherjee delivers an intense and unexpected modern love story as Mira reconciles reality with desire.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 142 x 145 x 15mm | 181g
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1982624981
  • 9781982624989

Review quote

Mukherjee's novel encapsulates the heady breathlessness of falling in love.

-- "Publishers Weekly"
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