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The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing
Author: Mira Jacob

ISBN: 9781408841150
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1 August 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 3.8
The story of a family, divided across generations and cultures, wrestling with its future and its past, The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing is at once magical, mouth-watering and heartbreaking

Of all the family gatherings in her childhood, one night stands out in Amina's memory. It is 1979 in Salem, India, when over the delicate lace of her grandmother Ammachy's dinner table she watches as a harmless debate quickly escalates into a heated argument between Thomas, her father, and her uncle Sunil. Shortly afterwards, brain surgeon Thomas decides to cut short the visit and return to his newly adopted country, America. His decision sets in motion a series of events that will forever haunt him and his wife, Kamala; their intellectually furious son, Akash; and their watchful daughter, Amina.

Now, twenty years later, Amina receives a phone call from her mother. Thomas seems to be derailing and Kamala, known for filling silences with food, needs her daughter back. Escaping her own Seattle life and the recent crisis that has descended upon her career as a photographer, Amina returns to the New Mexico ...

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