As Sweet As Honey
The imaginary Indian coastal
island of Pi … works beautifully
as the setting for this East Asian
homage to To the Lighthouse,
both the nostalgic recreation of a
lost perfect moment and an
exploration into Woolf’s
“thousand shapes” of love…The
novel is masterful at exploring
the difficulty of cultural identity
and integration. There’s also a
bit of magical realism in the shape of a ghost. But
ultimately, this is a novel
about the many
permutations of both love
and family… the characters’
genuine charm and the
girlish, witty energy of the
storytelling are irresistible.
Kirkus, starred review
This sweet, sun-drenched, lovely book is the perfect antidote to a long, gray winter.
Kate Tuttle, The Boston Globe
Beautifully crafted . . . A young woman living on a lush island in the Indian Ocean is torn between modern ways and her elders’ beliefs.
Whether she is describing verdant, lush Pi or bustling, crowded London, Ganesan brings two worlds, and [the protagonist’s] conflicted feelings about each of them, to vibrant life.
Kristine Huntley, Booklist
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