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Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 The Seduction of Silence
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'Aakash, venerated sage and healer, is the founder of Prakriti – an abundant farm in the Himalayas. From this soulful mountain home, his children embark on the journeys that will sway the destinies of future generations: gentle son Ram, whose fierce search for enlightenment will force him to choose between his family and his soul; daughter Tulsi Devi, whose convent schooling provides an unexpected, brutal education forever altering her life; Tulsi Devi's beloved first child, Jivan – born in the waters of the Ganges, cruelly separated from his mother; and Aakash's granddaughter Rohini, who travels across the world on a painted bus to a new land and a new kind of freedom, immersing herself in the London of the 1960s.

'With Rohini's daughter, Saakshi, the search for enlightenment comes full circle, and the great-granddaughter returns to her spiritual home – the holy mountains of Prakriti, where their family story first began. Both magical and utterly compelling, this spellbinding novel interweaves family sagas with the richness of Indian mysticism, creating an intimate portrait of an unforgettable family.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Dedication: For my love, Jan. This book is for you, for the faith you showed in my work. Thank you for helping me find the silence to write it.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Flamingo , 2000 .
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      Extent: [x], 398p.p.
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      ISBN: 073226751X
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      Penguin ,
      2000 .
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      Extent: 433p.
      ISBN: 014100715X(pbk.)
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Flamingo , 2001 .
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      Extent: x, 419p.p.
      Description: port.
      ISBN: 0732268214
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      Wutheringink ,
      2013 .
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      Extent: 101p.p.
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      • Published 9 April 2013.
      ISBN: 9780987284600
Alternative title: Kuszace Wolanie Ciszy
Language: Polish

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Works about this Work

Reconfiguring 'Asian Australian' Writing : Australia, India and Inez Baranay Paul Sharrad , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 70 no. 3 2010; (p. 11-29)
Cultural Clash Bem Le Hunte , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 20 January 2001; (p. 21)

— Review of The Seduction of Silence Bem Le Hunte , 2000 single work novel
The Genealogy of Spirituality Thuy On , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 17 December 2000; (p. 11)

— Review of The Seduction of Silence Bem Le Hunte , 2000 single work novel
In Search of the Space that is Not Empty Suzanna Clarke , 2000 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 December 2000; (p. 4)
Border Restrictions Don't Apply Peter Pierce , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 December 2000; (p. 10)

— Review of The Seduction of Silence Bem Le Hunte , 2000 single work novel
Border Restrictions Don't Apply Peter Pierce , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 December 2000; (p. 10)

— Review of The Seduction of Silence Bem Le Hunte , 2000 single work novel
The Genealogy of Spirituality Thuy On , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 17 December 2000; (p. 11)

— Review of The Seduction of Silence Bem Le Hunte , 2000 single work novel
Cultural Clash Bem Le Hunte , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 20 January 2001; (p. 21)

— Review of The Seduction of Silence Bem Le Hunte , 2000 single work novel
Reconfiguring 'Asian Australian' Writing : Australia, India and Inez Baranay Paul Sharrad , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 70 no. 3 2010; (p. 11-29)
Inside the Outsider Murray Waldren , 2000 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 October 2000; (p. 10, 15)
In Search of the Space that is Not Empty Suzanna Clarke , 2000 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 December 2000; (p. 4)

Awards

2001 shortlisted International Awards Commonwealth Writers Prize Best First Book South East Asia and South Pacific
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