The Ever After of Ashwin Rao


Product Details

$15.95  $14.67
Soft Skull Press
Publish Date
June 09, 2015
5.9 X 0.9 X 8.9 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Padma Viswanathan is a fiction writer, playwright and journalist, whose debut novel, The Toss of a Lemon, was shortlisted for the First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Writer's Prize Best First Book Award (Canada and the Caribbean) and the PEN USA Fiction Award, and published to international acclaim. Her work has received many awards, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and support from the Canada Council, as well as residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Banff Centre and the Sacatar Foundation. She lives with her husband, Geoffrey Brock, a poet and translator, and their two children in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


Praise for The Ever After of Ashwin Rao

"There is no doubt that Viswanathan can write, and write well... a rich and absorbing novel."--World Literature Review

"Viswanathan's intricate and empathetic tale deftly reveals the cultural rifts of immigration, post-9/11 politics, and conflicts of faith exposed by this real-world tragedy and its lasting reverberations."--Booklist

"This is an accomplished novel"--Kirkus

"The Ever After of Ashwin Rao is an intrepid novel, its sadness leavened by a wry humor." --David Bezmozgis, author of The Betrayers

Praise for The Toss of a Lemon

"Padma Viswanathan has real talent..." --New York Times

"Irreconcilable conflicts between tradition--especially the strict caste rules of Brahmin life-- and the modernizing world lead predictably to alienation and tragedy, but on an epic scale. Viswanathan is especially adept at unobtrusively explaining foreign customs and world views to Westerners while wholly respecting the power and significance they hold for practitioners." --Publishers Weekly

"Of a piece with the recent works of Vikram Seth, and reminiscent at times of Garcia Marquex--altogether a pleasure." --Kirkus(Starred Review)