“In my childhood, I was known as the boy whose mother had run off with an Englishman”
So begins the story of Myshkin and his mother Gayatri, who is driven to rebel against tradition and follow her artist’s instinct for freedom.
Anuradha Roy’s deeply moving novel tells the story of men and women trapped in a dangerous era uncannily similar to the present. Its scale is matched by its power as a parable of our times.
'This is why you read fiction at all' – Marie Arana, Washington Post
'Roy’s prose does not hit a single wrong note: its restrained beauty sings off the page' – Neel Mukherjee, Time Magazine
Anuradha Roy is the author of 'An Atlas of Impossible Belonging', and 'The Folded Earth', as well as ' Sleeping on Jupiter', which won the DSC prize for fiction 2016 and was Long-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2015. She lives in Ranikhet, India.