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The Far Field (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Madhuri Vijay is a published author of fiction. She was born in Banglaore, India.

Madhuri Vijay has been the honored recipient of such awards as a Pushcart Prize. Her work has also had the honor of being able to appear in a variety of publications. These include Narrative Magazine, Salon, and more.

Vijay first became an author with the release of her first book. It came out in 2019 and is titled The Far Field. The book has already received a lot of praise and readers will surely agree with positive reviews from people like author Anthony Marra. He says that this book is remarkable, a book that manages to be morally timeless and politically timely at the same time, generating the power to transform not only characters but readers as well.

The Far Field is the first full novel of fiction from author Madhuri Vijay. If you are interested in books that are tactile as well as sweeping in their scope of aspects both historical and social and political, this is a book for you to check out.

If you are looking for something to read on the weekend or as part of your commute or just a book to break down little by little, this might be a novel that you are interested in! Go online to check it out and see if you can track down this book for yourself.

The story follows a flaneuse as she goes around the subcontinent of India. On the way, she is dealing with a lot. She has to deal with not only her past, but the present, which is rocky enough on its own. On top of all of that, she has to contend with her desires in life and what to do about them.

Shalini is shaken up after her mother dies. She is a young woman that hails from Bangalore. Even though she is beautiful and privileged, she is also restless. Her mother has passed away and now she decides that she is going to travel to a remote village in the Himalayas. Perhaps it will be enough to distract her from the fact that she has lost her mother.

Shalini is going to Kashmir, the northern region that is known for being troubled. She does not care if she will end up facing risk there because she is certain that it is going to give her what she needs. Shalini thinks that losing her mother may be connected to the disappearance of another. She is referring to Bashir Ahmed, who disappeared nearly a decade ago and no one ever heard from him again.

Shalini knew this man personally and now she thinks that the Kashmiri salesman had something to do with it. She remembers how he would come to her home during childhood and even though he was charming, she thinks that he is involved somehow. She makes up her mind that she is going to confront him and that is going to be that.

Shalini is able to finally get to the village. But when she gets there, she finds that everything is just a tad more complicated than she originally bargained for. There is a lot going on out here that is different from what she is used to dealing with. There are the politics of the region to contend with, for one thing.

Then there is the local family living there that was nice enough to take her in. They also have a history that is quite tangled and might end up affecting what she is trying to do here. Shalini also has no idea about the stability of the village and how it might end up going while she is a visitor.

It turns out that the village does have a lot of history of its own to contend with. She is not the only one attempting to come to grips with the past. The people in the village seem easily forced to be on the brink. When everything that is going on there starts to turn and the village starts to seem more volatile in nature, that is when she really starts to wonder whether she should have come at all.

It turns out that there is a lot of hate that goes back and extends through the years. Old grudges have been made and in a place such as this, the things that stick are the ones that usually tend to erupt all of those years later. The hatred is so bad that it is constantly on the verge of turning into all out violence on every level and take everyone down with it.

Considering everything that is going on and all of the chaos there, Shalini is going to be put into a tough spot. She is the one that chose to come here, thinking that she had a mission to carry through. But was it all a way of dealing with the loss of her mother? Did she come to this region too soon without really thinking it through as much as she needed to?

Shalini is going to have to face up to the situation and eventually will be put in a position where she has a choice to make. The only thing is that the choices that she ends up making may just end up having huge consequences for others.

Will Shalini be able to make the right choices in order to try and protect the ones that she loves? She doesn’t want to do anything that would end up putting them in danger, but it might just end up shaking out that way. The prose in The Far Field is unique and is a skillful look at the politics of India and its regions as well as the ways that prejudice of class as well as sexuality can be seen by an outsider.

Involving choice, love, loss, guilt, and more, this debut work by Madhuri Vijay is an in-depth look at a compelling story that you are going to want to pick up and read for yourself. Go ahead and check out The Far Field and see what you think!

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