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The To-Let House #2020

The To Let House The tale unfolds in the city of Shillong in the north east one of India s most troubled areas As the four children emerge into adolescence framed by the region s violent search for identity their i

  • Title: The To-Let House
  • Author: Daisy Hasan
  • ISBN: 9788190675659
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Paperback
  • The To-Let House By Daisy Hasan, The tale unfolds in the city of Shillong, in the north east one of India s most troubled areas As the four children emerge into adolescence, framed by the region s violent search for identity, their inner and outer worlds hold uncanny mirrors to each other Daisy Hasan conjures up a world that is darkly unsettling, yet curiously effervescent.

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    1. The To Let House, Daisy Hasan What happiness to die for my country What exactly is this country that Kulay desires to die for In this novel, Daisy Hasan strategically never defines the land which inspires the patriotic fervour in Kulay and many others who are rebelling against the immigrants The country here is embodied through the characterization of May She reads alike the witches of Shakespearean tragedy, comfortably placed in their skin She complicates the definition of fair and foul She is [...]

    2. To start at the start is to start with cross purposes and contradictions, The To Let HouseThe To Let House by Daisy Hasan is a very unique book, for me at least It s different, dark and soothing at the same time And when you finish reading it, there s an eerie silence and you realize you have read a masterpiece The To Let House starts with the childhood of Di, Addy, Kulay and Clemmie set in Shillong and follow them into their adulthood, with the background of thematic To Let House set in the gro [...]

    3. I bought this book after reading the Hindu Best Fiction 2010 Shortlist I think the Serious Men by I forgot his name won that title Anyway, The To Let House sounded extraordinarily appealing on two counts Firstly, I m a big sucker for book titles The book might be rated as crap but if it has a good title I couldn t care less Or maybe I would but that s only after reading the book Ok, and secondly, it was set in the politically resistive environment of Shillong in the 1980s Did I mention I like it [...]

    4. A sad story set in a dark place, is The To Let House Amazingly well written, it has shades of Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things , not in the story itself, but in the handling of the characters and the sense of foreboding that the author manages to skillfully weave in the narrative.I lived in Shillong for a few happy years when I was a mere boy, from about 1991 1995, and this was one of the reasons I picked up this book Shillong s rain and mood swings come alive in sometimes breathtaking pr [...]

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