The Earthspinner (Compact Disc)
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Exquisitely written, The Earthspinner reads like a fable, a love store, a myth, and a chronicle of the modern-day struggle between East and West. Propelled by a dream, the Hindu potter Elango sets out to create a terracotta horse. Along the way, he falls in love with a Muslim girl, Zohra, and hopes the “unbridgeable crevasse” between them will close. Set in the '80s, Roy captures the mood of sectarian strife and futile fanaticism in contemporary India today. This is a quiet work of beautiful prose — often mystical and wandering, allowing for much imagination and intrigue on the reader’s part. A gem and a delight!— Carolyn