Leela - alluring, taciturn, haunted - is moving back to Delhi after years of exile in New York.
She knows her return will disrupt precariously balanced lives.
Twenty years ago her sister Meera died, taking a devastating secret with her.
Now, as the family gathers for a wedding, Leela must sift truth from fiction.
Meanwhile the bride's father plots political conquest, the groom realises that he has fallen in love with his brother-in-law to be, and Ganesh - elephant-headed god and scribe of India's great epic, the Mahabharata - claims both Leela and the novel as his own creation.
Brilliantly playful and entertaining, Leela's Book weaves a poignant tale of contemporary life in an ancient city.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 07/06/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099548492