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MATHANGI SUBRAMANIAN at Books Inc. Campbell

Mathangi Subramanian author photo and A People's History of Heaven cover image

Award-winning Indian American writer, author, and educator Mathangi Subramanian celebrates the paperback release of her remarkable debut novel,  A People's History of Heaven

"Everything about A People's History of Heaven is wonderful: the lyrical, light touch of the narrator, the story, the humor, and most of all, the girls. Faced with bigotry and bulldozers, these girls know exactly what to do: stick together and help each other learn, love, see, fight. These are girls who save the world." --Minal Hajratwala, award-winning author of Leaving IndiaIn the tight-knit community known as Heaven, a ramshackle slum hidden between luxury high-rises in Bangalore, India, five girls on the cusp of womanhood forge an unbreakable bond. Muslim, Christian, and Hindu; queer and straight; they are full of life, and they love and accept one another unconditionally. Whatever they have, they share. Marginalized women, they are determined to transcend their surroundings. When the local government threatens to demolish their tin shacks in order to build a shopping mall, the girls and their mothers refuse to be erased. Together they wage war on the bulldozers sent to bury their homes, and, ultimately, on the city that wishes that families like them would remain hidden forever.

Elegant, poetic, and vibrant, A People's History of Heaven takes a clear-eyed look at adversity and geography--and dazzles in its depiction of these women's fierceness and determination not just to survive, but to triumph.

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Campbell
1875 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite #600
Campbell, CA
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Books: 
A People's History of Heaven Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781643750422
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 14th, 2020

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