Monday, September 5, 2011

Out of Print Author Series: Annam Manthiram

In the coming months we will run a series honouring the publication achievements of our Out of Print authors.

Annam Manthiram, whose powerful Reincarnation of Chamunda featured in the mythology issue of Out of Print releases her debut novel, After the Tsunami at the end of September:

After the Tsunami follows Siddhartha, an Indian man who appears to have it all: a successful career as a schoolteacher in the United States, a perceptive wife, and a son and daughter who respect him as much as they adore him.  But inside he struggles to find purpose in the brutality that continues to haunt him - the terror he faced as a child during his time spent in an orphanage in India.  Cutting in its clarity and profoundly insightful,After the Tsunami will haunt and move readers everywhere. 
·    “...a deeply imagined, wholly engrossing world of an Indian orphanage for boys...” -- Mel Freilicher, author of The Unmaking of Americans: 7 Lives
·    “...well within the believable, so it gets to you emotionally like no other work can...” -- Professor Emeritus Hugh Fox, founding member of the Pushcart Prize and one of the most widely published poets in America
·    “...a poignant tale of endurance,” and a “stark and chilling tale of a betrayed childhood...” -- Sita Bhaskar, author of Shielding Her Modesty
·    “...dominated by a brutal and complex interplay of power and corruption..." --Dr. Indira Chandrasekhar, founder and editor of Out of Print


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