Seasons of Flight

Seasons of Flight

Seasons of Flight It was and it was not far where she came from Some days her birth village felt centuries away and other days it was too close she could not get far enough away from it She lived now in America i

  • Title: Seasons of Flight
  • Author: Manjushree Thapa
  • ISBN: 9780670084388
  • Page: 419
  • Format: None
  • It was and it was not far, where she came from Some days her birth village felt centuries away, and other days it was too close, she could not get far enough away from it She lived, now, in America, in a spare, uncluttered flat with a transient feel Her only memento from home was an ammonite, a lustrous stone the colour of shale, the shape of a lopsided egg A fossil ofIt was and it was not far, where she came from Some days her birth village felt centuries away, and other days it was too close, she could not get far enough away from it She lived, now, in America, in a spare, uncluttered flat with a transient feel Her only memento from home was an ammonite, a lustrous stone the colour of shale, the shape of a lopsided egg A fossil of marine life from when the himals were below the sea, millennia ago Prema, a young woman adrift in war torn rural Nepal, with little to bind her to her family, village and country, wins a green card in a US government lottery and emigrates to Los Angeles In this unfamiliar metropolis she struggles to invent a life she can call her own, even as love, and sexual awakening, transform her There are no constants, or signposts, as she navigates the territory of her new world But her commitment to Esther, the old woman she is employed to care for, her passionate relationship with Luis, her American lover, and her growing involvement with the endangered El Segundo Blue butterfly, give her a fragile sense of belonging Lyrical and haunting, and also deeply political, this new novel by the celebrated author of The Tutor of History and Forget Kathmandu confirms her reputation as one of the most original and distinctive literary voices from South Asia.

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    Seasons of Flight for me has been the author's best so far. The story of a village belle from Nepal, struggling to survive in LA, United States after getting a DVlottery. Prema's quest for identity represents those who have been displaced and belong to neither part of the world. Despite having found love interest in a half- American/Guatemalan ,Prema is unsure of her priorities, hence moves on futher following her aspirations treading the zigzag trail life has to offer. As always Ms. Thapa's nov [...]

    This book started of really well. I loved the theme of the novel. Prema's journey to America, her mental landscape, her constant battle to be able to accept realities, to give in to being loved. It's a book I would thoroughly recommend, not one of the stereotypical 'third-world woman' in America, being taken advantage of, or being homesick. Of course she is, but it's not just about that. It's a bold book, which describes her sexual life, her bloody-mindedness and her strong need for independence [...]

    This is the first book by Manjushree Thapa that I read. I found the book to be relatable in many ways- Prema saying 'different-different' and her asking Luis about American references. I appreciated how the book incorporated realities of civil war into the plot. Also, Prema's ambivalent feelings about Nepal and America and her seeming "detachment" to her family was intriguing.

    A comfortable, pleasant read and amusing to see the Nepali perspective on the way 'foreigners' mangle their language and misunderstand cultural cues.

    What a coincidence that I read seasons of flight ,during my flight. It was my first time that I read Manjushree Thapa and from the instant I read it I loved he writing.The story revolves around a common girl and time which takes her from one place to other and the way her thinking changes. The reflections of her grey images are literally awesome.

    Loved the book.Still, not as much as 'Forget Kathmandu'. But, it is better to not miss this fiction of the author. She has brought the characters alive with her expression and make us fall in love with them.

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