Victory city.

Title Victory city.
Names Rushdie, Salman.
Book Number LT033122
Title Status Active
Medium Large Print
Annotation In the wake of a battle between two long-forgotten kingdoms in 14th-century southern India, a nine-year-old girl has a divine encounter that will change the course of history. After witnessing the death of her mother, the grief-stricken Pampa Kampana becomes a vessel for the goddess Parvati, who begins to speak out of the girl's mouth. Granting her powers beyond Pampa Kampana's comprehension, the goddess tells her that she will be instrumental in the rise of a great city called Bisnaga - the wonder of the world. Over the next 250 years, Pampa Kampana's life becomes deeply interwoven with Bisnaga's, from its literal sowing out of a bag of magic seeds to its tragic ruination. Whispering Bisnaga and its citizens into existence, Pampa Kampana attempts to make good on the task that Parvati set for her - to give women equal agency in a patriarchal world. But all stories have a way of getting away from their creator. As years pass, the very fabric of Bisnaga becomes an ever more complex tapestry - with Pampa Kampana at its centre.
Local Subject Hard-cover - HC
Magical Realism - MRZ
Audience Notes A
LC Subject Mothers - Death - Fiction
Grief - Fiction
Goddesses - Fiction
Cities and towns - Fiction
Large type books
India - History - 1000-1526 - Fiction
Fantasy fiction
Language English
Released 2023
Publication Info 2023 Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press
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