The Selector Of Souls

October 17, 2016|
The Selector Of Souls by Shauna Singh Baldwin
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The Selector of Souls begins with a scene that is terrifying, harrowing and yet strangely tender: we''re in the mid ranges of the Himalayas as a young woman gives birth to her third child with the help of her mother, Damini. The birth brings no joy, just a horrible accounting, and the act that follows--the huge sacrifice made by Damini out of love of her daughter--haunts the novel.

In Shauna Singh Baldwin''s enthralling novel, two fascinating, strong-willed women must deal with the relentless logic forced upon them by survival: Damini, a Hindu midwife, and Anu, who flees an abusive marriage for the sanctuary of the Catholic church. When Sister Anu comes to Damini''s home village to open a clinic, their paths cross, and each are certain they are doing what''s best for women. What do health, justice, education and equality mean for women when India is marching toward prosperity, growth and becoming a nuclear power? If the baby girls and women around them are to survive, Damini and Anu must find creative ways to break with tradition and help this community change from within.

SHAUNA SINGH BALDWIN was born in Montreal and grew up in India. The Tiger Claw, her second novel, was a finalist for the Giller Prize in 2004 and is forthcoming as a film. Her first, What the Body Remembers, published in 1999, was longlisted for the Orange Prize and was awarded the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book in the...
Title:The Selector Of Souls
Product dimensions:560 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 1.5 in
Shipping dimensions:560 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 1.5 in
Published:October 17, 2016
Publisher:Knopf Canada
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780307362926

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