Independent Publishers Group Logo

Sign up today...
for featured pop culture and science reads, books for kids and teens,special offers, bestsellers, and more, in your inbox!

Select topics of interest:
Close
A Matter of Geography
A Matter of Geography

A Matter of Geography

FICTION

256 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: October 2017

ISBN 9781771612463

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

Mosaic Press (Oct 2017)

eBook

eBook Editions Available

Will it work on my eReader?
Price: $19.95
 
 

Overview

A Matter of Geography begins in the early 1990s in the heart of Bombay where young Peter and Anna are neighbors residing with their families. They live in the Billimoria Building, ensconced in the Catholic ghetto. When Hindus destroy a mosque in the distant Indian state of Ayodhya, riots explode in Bombay, the worst the city has witnessed. Peter and Anna, just 21 and 16 years old, are caught in the explosion while their families take on the task of sheltering a Muslim neighbor. Amidst this turmoil and tragedy, Anna's family migrates to Canada and she is separated from Peter, just as their love blossoms. Fifteen years later, Anna returns to India to claim property she has inherited. For an instant, she believes she may have a second chance with Peter, but sectarian violence builds walls between them once again. Anna and Peter are faced with difficult choices as past, present and future frame a powerful portrait of a city, a people in crisis, and two conflicted lovers.

Author Biography

Jasmine D'Costa work has been published and reviewed nationally and internationally. Her first book, Curry is Thicker than Water, was longlisted for the Frank O'Connor Prize and nominated for the White Pine Award. Her manuscript for what would become A Matter of Geography was shortlisted for the Tuscany Prize in 2015, and her short story was shortlisted for the Dastaan International Prize (2015). She is the past Writer-in-Residence of the Heliconian Club, Canada and will take over as Vice-President in 2016-17. She lives and works in Toronto, Canada.