The Daughters of Madurai (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

The Daughters of Madurai (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

by Rajasree Variyar
The Daughters of Madurai (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

The Daughters of Madurai (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

by Rajasree Variyar

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A vivid, universal story about the bond between mothers and daughters, this is a gripping, beautiful novel. Variyar deftly moves along the alternating timelines of 1990s India and present-day Australia and artfully uses both backdrops to illustrate the long-lasting horrors of female infanticide. An absolute knockout.

The Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition includes an exclusive afterword, a conversation with the author, and a book club discussion guide; it also features gorgeous colored edges and patterned endpapers that complement the beautiful cover design.

The Daughters of Madurai is both a heartrending family story and a page-turning mystery about the secrets we must keep to protect those we love.
Madurai, 1992.
A young mother in a poor family, Janani is told she is useless if she can’t produce a son—or worse, if she bears daughters. They let her keep her first baby girl, but the rest are taken away as soon as they are born and murdered. But Janani can’t forget the daughters she was never allowed to love.
Sydney, 2019. Nila has a secret; one she’s been keeping from her parents for too long. Before she can say anything, her grandfather in India falls ill and she agrees to join her parents on a trip to Madurai. Nila knows very little about where her family came from or who they left behind. What she’s about to learn will change her forever. While The Daughters of Madurai explores the harrowing issue of female infanticide, it’s also a universal story about the bond between mothers and daughters, the strength of women, and the power of love in overcoming all obstacles.

 


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454951032
Publisher: Union Square & Co.
Publication date: 02/28/2023
Edition description: Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 3,697
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

About The Author
Born in Bangalore and raised in Sydney, Australia, Rajasree Variyar’s short stories have won second prize in the Shooter Literary Magazine short story competition in 2019 and been longlisted for the Brick Lane Bookshop short story competition in 2020.
 
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