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Sujata Massey on The Satapur Moonstone

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Join Sujata Massey on May 16th for a reading and discussion of from The Satapur Moonstone, the newest Perveen Mistry novel (and follow-up to last year’s series debut, The Widows of Malabar Hill).

India, 1922: It is rainy season in the lush, remote Sahyadri mountains, where the princely state of Satapur is tucked away. A curse seems to have fallen upon Satapur’s royal family, whose maharaja died of a sudden illness shortly before his teenage son was struck down in a tragic hunting accident. The state is now ruled by an agent of the British Raj on behalf of Satapur’s two maharanis, the dowager queen and her daughter-in-law.

The royal ladies are in a dispute over the education of the young crown prince, and a lawyer’s counsel is required. However, the maharanis live in purdah and do not speak to men. Just one person can help them: Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s only female lawyer. Perveen is determined to bring peace to the royal house and make a sound recommendation for the young prince’s future, but she arrives to find that the Satapur palace is full of cold-blooded power plays and ancient vendettas. Too late, she realizes she has walked into a trap. But whose? And how can she protect the royal children from the palace’s deadly curse?

Details

Date:
May 16
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://astoriabookshop.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=6079

Organizer

Katie Mayfield
Phone:
7182782665
Email:
events@astoriabookshop.com
Website:
https://www.astoriabookshop.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=5579

Venue

The Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st Street
Astoria, 11106
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Phone:
7182782665
Website:
www.astoriabookshop.com