Someone Else's Garden (Paperback)
Harper Perennial, 9780062000354, 400pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2011
About the Author
Dipika Rai was born, raised, and educated in India. She worked as a freelance journalist for many years, writing for various publications around the globe. She divides her time between India and the island of Bali, where she lives with her husband, two children, and her devoted pets. This is her first novel.
Praise For Someone Else's Garden: A Novel…
— Publishers Weekly
“A brave and ambitious first novel set in rural India, Someone Else’s Garden deals frankly with the brutality faced by many women and tells the story of how one woman achieves redemption.”
— Sam Miller, author of Delhi, Adventures in a Megacity
“Dipika Rai turns rural India into a setting for an epic tale of love and loss that feels timeless and familiar.”
— Jamal Mahjoub, author of The Drift Latitudes and Travelling with Djinns
“In the manner of Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance, this is a multigenerational tale of Indian life. . . . A universal story of good-versus-evil and tradition-versus-modernity as well as of the redemptive power of belief.”