ISBN 9789385288371,The Edge of Another World

The Edge of Another World


Pepita Seth


Speaking Tiger



Speaking Tiger

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789385288371

ISBN-10 9385288377


Number of Pages 410 Pages
Language (English)

Entrance Exams Preparational

A haunting and tender story of three women, united by an all-pervasive spirit and the threads of a love story that runs through all their lives.The Edge of Another World is the story of three women living in different times and spaces, whose lives enmesh and interconnect in strange and unforeseen ways.

Shaken by her mothers death, Sophie, a contemporary English woman, accepts the offer of a holiday in Portugals Alentejo region, at a hotel that was once a convent. Satishan Nambiar, a historian from Malabar in Kerala, tells her about the frescoes in the convents church and the great megalithic standing stones where Sophie finds the small figure of a Madonna-like Indian goddess. Before they part, Satishan invites her to Malabar.

Born to an unknown mother during the throes of an earthquake in sixteenth-century Portugal, Ines yearns to know her origins. Although taken into a noble familys household, her life changes when Leonor, the familys younger daughter, enters a convent, taking Ines as her servant. When Lucas van Domburg, the painter commissioned to create the frescoes in the church, sees Ines, he declares her to be his Virgin, and insists on using her likeness in the murals. A tragic turn of events leaves Ines alone in Malabar but it is here that she finally discovers her true identity.