“it is the combination of the Western novel and Eastern fable that allows the reader to become totally enthralled. . . . ravishingly written.”
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“Manu Joseph perfectly captures his characters in his precise, sharp prose.”
“A story is like a dance. It takes at least two people to make it come to life, the one who does the telling and the one who does the listening.”