The Gypsy Goddess by Meena Kandasamy

The Gypsy Goddess

Meena Kandasamy

I expected to loathe a novel that combines tragic recent history with discursions into the effectiveness of different writing styles. BUT this is an author who respects both her subject and her audience and I loved it. I really hope you will too.

Extract

Why can't you fucking follow chronology?
I can. If you observe carefully you will not fail to note that everyone gets fucked in due course of time.

Why can't you follow a standard narrative format?
If the reader wanted a straight, humourless version of the events that surrounded the single biggest caste atrocity in India, she would read a research paper.

Parallels
  • The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee
  • Red April by Santiago Roncaglioli
  • The Way Inn by Will Wiles
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