Oleander Girl is an extraordinary, coming-of-age story of a young woman who leaves India for the United States on a search that changes her life forever!
Summary of the Book
Oleander Girl traces the life of Korobi Roy, a seventeen-year-old girl who was orphaned at birth. She belongs to a distinguished family in Kolkata and has enjoyed a safe and privileged childhood with her loving grandparents. A peculiar silence surrounds her parents’ death and she is unaware of what exactly happened to them. She clings onto the only inheritance from them – a love note she found hidden in her mother's book of poetry. Korobi always longed to find a love as powerful and intense as her parents’ and her wish finally comes true when she meets Rajat, the only son of an affluent business family. Soon after her engagement, Korobi’s grandfather succumbs to a heart attack, revealing startling secrets about Korobi’s past. She finally decides to travel to post-9/11 America to find her true identity. Oleander Girl will make for an engaging and riveting read for all Chitra Divakaruni fans.
About Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an Indian-American author, poet and a professor of writing at the Houston Creative Writing Program. The author’s works are largely set in India and America and majorly focus on the experiences of Indian immigrants. She completed her BA from Calcutta University and later went to the US to attend Wright State University, where she received a Master's degree. She completed her PhD in English from the University of California. She has authored several books including The Mistress of Spices, Sister of My Heart, The Conch Bearer, One Amazing Thing and We Too Sing America, among others.
10 Oct, 2014