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Saturday, July 7, 2012

On The Cover: Touching Earth by Rani Manicka

Im currently reading this immensely interesting book called Touching Earth by Rani Manicka. Im surprised I never heard of this one before!


ON THE COVER:

'WOVEN WITH THE BEAUTIFUL INTRICACY OF A SPIDER CREATING ITS WEB, TOUCHING EARTH USES EXQUISITE, LYRICAL WRITING TO PRESENT US WITH THE HARSH REALITIES OF HEROIN ADDICTION, PROSTITUTION AND INNOCENCE LOST.' - HEAT

They come to worship in the spider's temple.......

THE BALINESE TWINS - Beautiful and exotic, they exchange an island paradise for the shabby squalor of London, and innocence for corruption.

THE SICILIAN - Ricky Delgado strikes a devil's bargain with a blood goddess: 'Build my temple and bring me the souls of damaged people, and you will see what rewards I give.'

THE COURTESAN: Elizabeth makes her living from men's desire. A switch allows her to feel no pain but she guards a secret that doesn't allow her to love.

THE ARTIST: Anis takes to painting as an outlet for his rage. His artist's eye knows his subjects before they know themselves, and he paints them all, a gallery of broken people.

Can they escape the deadly web of decadence and sin?

'HIGH ON ATMOSPHERE AND TENSION, THIS IS ANOTHER POWERFUL NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE RICE MOTHER.' - WOMAN & HOME 

'Exquisite' - Heat

- Debolina Raja Gupta