The Secret Keeper of Jaipur by Alka Joshi audiobook

The Secret Keeper of Jaipur: A Novel

By Alka Joshi
Read by Sneha Mathan , Ariyan Kassam , and Deepa Samuel

Harlequin Audio, MIRA 9780778331858
11.14 Hours 1
Format : CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781665069236

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In New York Times bestselling author Alka Joshi’s intriguing new novel, henna artist Lakshmi arranges for her protégé, Malik, to intern at the Jaipur Palace in this tale rich in character, atmosphere, and lavish storytelling. It’s the spring of 1969, and Lakshmi, now married to Dr. Jay Kumar, directs the Healing Garden in Shimla. Malik has finished his private school education. At twenty, he has just met a young woman named Nimmi when he leaves to apprentice at the Facilities Office of the Jaipur Royal Palace. Their latest project: a state-of-the-art cinema. Malik soon finds that not much has changed as he navigates the Pink City of his childhood. Power and money still move seamlessly among the wealthy class, and favors flow from Jaipur’s Royal Palace, but only if certain secrets remain buried. When the cinema’s balcony tragically collapses on opening night, blame is placed where it is convenient. But Malik suspects something far darker and sets out to uncover the truth. As a former street child, he always knew to keep his own counsel; it’s a lesson that will serve him as he untangles a web of lies.

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Summary

In New York Times bestselling author Alka Joshi’s intriguing new novel, henna artist Lakshmi arranges for her protégé, Malik, to intern at the Jaipur Palace in this tale rich in character, atmosphere, and lavish storytelling.

It’s the spring of 1969, and Lakshmi, now married to Dr. Jay Kumar, directs the Healing Garden in Shimla. Malik has finished his private school education. At twenty, he has just met a young woman named Nimmi when he leaves to apprentice at the Facilities Office of the Jaipur Royal Palace. Their latest project: a state-of-the-art cinema.

Malik soon finds that not much has changed as he navigates the Pink City of his childhood. Power and money still move seamlessly among the wealthy class, and favors flow from Jaipur’s Royal Palace, but only if certain secrets remain buried. When the cinema’s balcony tragically collapses on opening night, blame is placed where it is convenient. But Malik suspects something far darker and sets out to uncover the truth. As a former street child, he always knew to keep his own counsel; it’s a lesson that will serve him as he untangles a web of lies.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A fabulous glimpse into Indian culture of the 1950s.” BookPage (starred review) on The Henna Artist

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Author Bio: Alka Joshi

Author Bio: Alka Joshi

Alka Joshi is an author whose first novel, The Henna Artist, was a Reese’s Book Club Pick, longlisted for the Center For Fiction’s First Novel Prize, and a BookRiot Best Book of the Year and made the bestsellers list of the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Toronto Star, and the Globe and Mail.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 11.14
Audience: Adult
Language: English