Author: Ian Emberson
Release Date: 26th March 2018
Suddenly a young Hindu girl leapt onto the stage and began dancing – dark, agile, beautiful. Her kurta was purple and covered in little bells, which rang as she leapt; her arms, long and slim, rattled with gold bracelets; her deep brown eyes ashed like a weasel’s. She was soft and lamb-like and yet some – how ferocious as well, like a tigress – a springing tigress.
Aspiring artist Miles lives with his family in a small village above an industrial town in West Yorkshire. After his first encounter with the spirited and enchanting Kavita, the sister of one of his school friends, he is drawn into a relationship that must cross not only physical but cultural divides. Can he and Kavita find a future together – or will the challenges they face result in tragedy – is intensely moving coming-of-age story will resonate with anyone who can remember the intensity and passion of first love. It’s lyricism and intensity will remain with you long after you have turned the last page.