Sometimes a book comes by that doesn’t just grab you – it embraces you entirely, seizing your senses and emotions, so much so that the moment you finish it, you go back to the beginning and start reading all over again. Sometimes, a book comes by that makes you laugh out aloud at almost every page and yet hurts you and hushes you with its lyrical beauty.Saras Manickam reviews Preeta Samarasan's Evening is the Whole Day in Starmag today, and also interviews the author.
It's good to hear that Preeta is working on another novel :
... about a cult, commune, call it what you will, in Cameron Highlands. It shares some of the first novel’s preoccupations, and covers some of the same political territory. At this point I don’t see myself ever writing about another country. This is my country; these are the stories I want to tell.There is a very tasty 25% MPH discount coupon for the novel on this page in the newspaper. Now's the time to get your copy!