We’re delighted to be offering reading groups copies of one of the Observer’s Ten Debut Novelists of 2021, MOTH by Melody Razak!
‘I adored Moth: it’s one of the best debuts I’ve ever read. It made my heart swell’ SARAH WINMAN
‘Takes us right into the heart and heat of Partition-era Delhi. A rare delight’
‘A powerful and moving family story: every character springs from the page’
Ma and Bappu are liberal intellectuals teaching at the local university. Their fourteen year-old daughter – precocious, headstrong Alma – is soon to be married: Alma is mostly interested in her wedding shoes and in spinning stories for her beloved younger sister Roop.
Times are bad for girls in India. The long-awaited independence from British rule is heralding a new era of hope, but political unrest is brewing, threatening to unravel the rich tapestry of Delhi
This is a story of the quiet moments that define us and the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit, when everything is threatening to tear everything you hold dear apart…