Author- Manjushree Thapa
Manjushree Thapa is one of South Asias best-known writers. She has written one other novel The Tutor of History Tilled Earth: a collection of short stories, and four books of non-fiction: The Lives We Have Lost: Essays and Opinions on Nepal, Forget Kathmandu: An Elegy for Democracy (shortlisted for the Lettre Ulysses Award), A Boy from Siklis: The Life and Times of Chandra Gurung and Mustang Bhot in Fragments. She has also compiled and translated The Country Is Yours, a collection of stories and poems by forty-nine Nepali writers. Manjushree Thapa divides her time between Kathmandu and Toronto.
Description-Prema, a young woman adrift in war-torn Nepal, with little to bind her to her family, village and country, wins a green card in a US government lottery and emigrates to Los Angeles. In this unfamiliar metropolis she struggles to invent a life she can call her own, even as love and sexual awakening transform her. And in the end, a chance discovery of the endangered El Segundo Blue butterfly brings her to a fragile sense of belonging.
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Aleph Book Company (November 5, 2012)
- Language: English
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