Latitudes of Longing
FICTION | In the feverish tropics of the Andaman Islands, a young botanist tends to a fragile rose he has imported to welcome his bride. Hoping their marriage will bloom in this strange life, hundreds of miles from the east coast of India, he is entranced by Chanda Devi’s fierce nature and unusual gifts; speaking to trees and the ghosts of former colonialists.
Author: Shubhangi Swarup.
A FICTION PICK from the curated selection of monthly titles in The English Bookshop’s Book of the Month line-up.