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Jan 07, 2025 | ISBN 9781641294720

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Praise for Darkmotherland

Darkmotherland is Samrat Upadhyay’s magnum opus, full of narrative energy and dramatic dynamics. With a Dickensian sweep and a vast cast of characters, Upadhyay created an ancient world saturated with the spirit of our time and shaped by political ambition and dark vision; hence the unavoidable violence of destruction. It is also a world that at times vibrates surreal resonances. A grand novel indeed.”
—Ha Jin, National Book Award–winning author of Waiting

Praise for Samrat Upadhyay

“There is a deceptive simplicity to all of these stories, just as there is a deceptive simplicity to Katmandu, whose appearance of traditional piety is . . . a mask behind which all manner of complications flourish . . . Upadhyay’s stories bring us into contact with a world that is somehow both very far away and very familiar.”
New York Times

“Fearless . . . There’s an eerie element of black magic… that evokes the domestic horror novels of Shirley Jackson. This superb book stages an intensely powerful showdown.”
—The Wall Street Journal
“Upadhyay . . . illuminates the shadow corners of his characters’ psyches, as well as the complex social and political realities of life in Nepal, with equal grace.”
“Upadhyay’s characters linger. They are captured with such concise, illuminating precision that one begins to feel that they might just be real.”
The Christian Science Monitor

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