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LPG Sales Force Joint Catalogue Fall 2018/Winter 2019 - UTP

Ramya's Treasure
By (author): Pratap Reddy
Pratap Reddy


Guernica Editions - Hamilton



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Sep 01, 2018
$25.00 CAD


7.9in x 4.8 x 1 in | 340 gr

Page Count:

285 pages
Guernica Editions
FICTION / Literary
The Miramichi Reader's "Very Best Book Awards" (Long-listed) 2019, Long-listed
Ramya immigrated to Canada from India with her husband about fifteen years ago. She typifies the first generation immigrant - a person who straddles two cultures, two countries, two continents, even perhaps two different worlds altogether.The novel has two intertwined threads of narration simultaneously unspooling. The one set in the present is about Ramya's battle to rebuild her life. The other, a series of sorties into the past, examines Ramya's sundry relationships. One narrative skein is Canadian, modern and multicultural, while the other is Indian, steeped in myth and mysticism. They are the two sides of the same coin, the obverse and the reverse - the world as seen through the bi-focal lens of immigrant reality.

An underwriter by day and a writer by night, Pratap Reddy writes about the angst and the agonies (on occasion the ecstasies) of newly arrived immigrants. Ramya’s Treasure is his first novel, having previously published the short story collection Weather Permitting & Other Stories with Guernica. He lives in Mississauga with his wife and son.

Reddy’s sensitive fiction about immigrants adapting to life in Canada pulses with humanity.

- Cynthia Holz, author of Benevolence

Reddy’s prose is beautiful and his storytelling is compelling. He is a keen observer of human emotions and behaviour, and captures the tragic and comedic aspects of new immigrant experience.

- Farzana Doctor, author of All Inclusive

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