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Dark Passions

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Perfect Eight  By Reema MoudgilWhat first catches your attention is the language. Descriptions like a bungalow’s white shoulders wrapped around in a bougainvillea shawl, or a slow river like the notes of a tourist’s harmonica catch your attention.  Then there is the story, Ira’s fascination with the handsome Samir which is drawn out through the book as the two meet and grow older. Will he won’t he is the question that teases the reader who finds herself slowly drawn into the dark awkward skin of the narrator, Ira. ‘I suddenly wondered whether all his life he had hungered for me or just himself in my eyes…’


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