|Last Song of Dusk, the (2004) [Novel]|
by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
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(From the publisher):
Anuradha Patwardhan is a young woman of such legendary beauty the peacocks line up to bid her farewell when she leaves her family home to meet her future husband. As part of her dowry, she is carries with her a gift for singing songs so alluring, it is said even the moon listens. Her suitor, Vardhmaan, is a well-to-do doctor so handsome, serious, and dashing that girls feign illness to see him. If it seems only a fairy-tale marriage could befit such a couple, The Last Song of Dusk tells the far darker and deeper story of love tragedy, passion, and loss. When their first child dies in a horrible accident, their lives begin to unravel, and they seek to start anew in a heartbroken old villa by the sea, where their second child is born. Into their family comes an alluring girl with taste for scandal and a trace of leopard blood in her veins. With her in their midst and shaking up Bombay's status quo, they navigate the ever-changing landscape of love.
Original title: The Last Song of Dusk
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Literary Fantasy→ Magical Realism