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The Island of Lost Girls
Manjula Padmanabhan

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Jan 15, 2017
Imprint : HACHETTE INDIA
Page Extent : 360
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789351951773
Price : 399

About the book

This is the story of Meiji - the only girl who has remained untouched and unmutilated in a country that has savaged its entire female population. Having saved her from certain death in the new Dark Age that has come upon their homeland, her guardian, Youngest, has transported her to the only place where she can remain safe - an Island where wounded girls are, sometimes literally, stitched back together and given a new life.

But the Island itself is a menacing place, and Meiji may be in more danger than ever before. Now Youngest must find a way to infiltrate its odd environs to see what has become of his beloved girl, and escape once more...

The Island of Lost Girls showcases, yet again, Manjula Padmanabhan's genius at creating searing landscapes and alternate, sometimes brutal, worlds while reaffirming the beauty and the ugliness, the cruelty and the tremendous compassion, that essentially makes us human.


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Manjula Padmanabhan
Manjula Padmanabhan is a writer, artist and playwright. She grew up in Europe and Southeast Asia, and returned to India as a teenager in the late 1960s. The popular comic strip character Suki, created...(+)
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Laughter And Blood: Performance Pieces ( The Collected Plays, Volume 2) (PB)
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