|By (author):||D'Costa, Jasmine|
|Subject:||FICTION / Canadian|
|FICTION / Contemporary Women|
|FICTION / Literary|
|Size:||9.00in x 6.00in|
|From The Publisher*|
A Matter of Geography begins in the early 1990s in the heart of Bombay where young Peter and Anna are neighbours residing with their families. They live in the Billimoria Building, ensconced in the Catholic ghetto. When Hindus destroy a mosque in the distant Indian state of Ayodhya, riots explode in Bombay, the worst the city has witnessed. Peter and Anna, just 21 and 16 years old, are caught in the explosion while their families take on the task of sheltering a Muslim neighbor. Amidst this turmoil and tragedy, Anna's family migrates to Canada and she is separated from Peter, just as their love blossoms.
"What is the meaning of ' home' to someone who has emigrated? Can love conquer geography? Jasmine D'Costa elegantly explores these ever-changing human relationships within the cosmic framework."
Jasmine D'Costa work has been published and reviewed nationally and internationally. Her first book, Curry is Thicker than Water, was long-listed for the Frank O'Connor Prize, and nominated for the White Pine Award. Her manuscript for what would become A Matter of Geography was short-listed for the Tuscany Prize in 2015 and her short story was shortlisted for the Dastaan International Prize (2015). She is the past Writer-in-Residence of the Heliconian Club, Canada and will take over as Vice-President in 2016-17. She lives and works in Toronto, Canada.