SEPTEMBER BOOK GROUP: “Yogini” by Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay
September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Our monthly book group has been running since 2012: come along and discuss books!
Our ever-popular, longest running book group runs on the last Tuesday of the month. Run by one of our booksellers, we want people to come and relax in the surrounds of the bookshop with a glass of wine, and enjoy discussing a book. It’s informal, illuminating and a lot of fun!
How it works Reserve a space online for the next book group, or call/email/pop in to the shop to reserve a place. Please…
- let us know in plenty time if you can no longer attend so we can offer your place to someone else.
- turn up on time so we can begin the discussion promptly.
- read the book before coming!
We’re giving August a miss for the madness of the festival season and returning in September with a brand new title from super-cool small press Tilted Axis: The Yogini by Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay
With her days split between a passionate marriage and a high-octane television studio job, Homi is a thoroughly modern young woman – until one day she is approached by a yogi in the street. This mysterious figure begins to follow her everywhere, visible only to Homi, who finds him both frightening and inexplicably arousing. Convinced that the yogi is a manifestation of fate, Homi embarks on a series of increasingly desperate attempts to prove that her life is ruled by her own free will, much to the alarm of her no-nonsense husband and cattily snobbish mother.
Her middle-class Kolkata life, and the relationships that define her identity, are disturbed to the point of disintegration. Following the inexorable pull of tradition, the mystic forces that run beneath the shallow surface of our modern existence like red earth beneath the pavements, Homi ends up in Benaras, the holy city on the banks of the Ganga, where her final battle with fate plays out.