By Mary Finn
Set in colonial India, this richly layered coming-of-age story follows a lively younger artist on a trip up the Ganges — and during the enigmas of her past.
How can Anila Tandy, left to fend for herself after her mother's dying, dare to use for a task that's essentially now not intended for a girl? yet by some means the "Bird lady of Calcutta," paintings provides in hand, reveals herself on an eye-opening trip up the Ganges, apprenticed to a gentleman scientist. because the lush panorama slips via, Anila dives into her previous — a earlier the place her appealing Bengali mom nonetheless tells tales and her Irish father's mysterious disappearance lingers. Gorgeously written and wealthy with surroundings, Mary Finn's debut novel tells the tale of a decided younger artist who needs to make her approach within the harmful global of late-eighteenth-century India.
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Anila’s Journey by Mary Finn