Saturday, July 26, 2008

Preeta SAMARASAN Gets Reviewed in the New York Times!

ALLEGRA GOODMAN, the author of Intuition and Kaaterskill Falls, reviews Preeta Samarasan’s Evening Is the Whole Day (Houghton Mifflin, 2008) in the New York Times Book Review of July 27, 2008.

“… the long slow banquet of a fine novel. Preeta Samarasan’s delicious first novel, set in Malaysia in 1980, provides such a feast. ... Her ambitious spiraling plot, her richly embroidered prose, her sense of place, and her psychological acuity are stunning. Readers, responding to the setting, will immediately compare her to Kiran Desai. I think Samarasan’s dialogue and description are reminiscent of Eudora Welty, another woman who knew how to write about family and race and class and secrets and heat,” Goodman concludes in her review.

Preeta Samarasan will be making an appearance at the MPH Breakfast Club and readings@seksan on Saturday, October 25, 2008


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Preeta Samarasan!

Saturday, July 26, 2008 5:28:00 PM  
Blogger Lord said...

Splendid work. You would have made such a fine anthropologist :-(

Be well,

Douglas Raybeck

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 1:16:00 PM  

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