"Of Marriageable Age is written as a puzzle. Slowly, the puzzle fills out, the picture changing constantly, as a kaleidoscope, until the very last piece. Writing this was a great joy; I felt I was playing a game with my readers, creating red herrings and dropping hints and laying clues, taking pleasure in leading them astray only to call them back again at the right time. [read more] [buy the book
Sharon on Peacocks Dancing:
“When I started writing this story I did not plan to enter Bombay’s notorious Red Light District. I certainly did not plan to write a book ‘about’ child prostitution... [but] that's where my cast of characters found themselves, and that's where I, their creator, had to follow them... [read more] [buy the book]
The Speech of Angels:
Jyothi is a child of the streets, with a faint memory of past happiness: green hills at dawn, a boy's clear and candid gaze, a high light room flooded with music. After the devastating death of her mother a charitable Western couple whisks her away from Bombay’s chaos, danger, and filth. She is given a comfortable home, a first-class education - and a precious half-violin. [read more] [buy the book]
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