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The Palace of Illusions

(2008)
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Relevant to today's war-torn world, THE PALACE OF ILLUSIONS takes us back to the time of the Indian epic The Mahabharat—a time that is half-history, half-myth, and wholly magical. Through her narrator Panchaali, the wife of the legendary five Pandavas brothers, Divakaruni gives us a rare feminist interpretation of an epic story. Â

The novel traces Panchaali's life, beginning with her magical birth in fire as the daughter of a king before following her spirited balancing act as a woman with five husbands who have been cheated out of their father's kingdom. Panchaali is swept into their quest to reclaim their birthright, remaining at the brothers' sides through years of exile and a terrible civil war. Meanwhile, we never lose sight of her stratagems to take over control of her household from her mother-in-law, her complicated friendship with the enigmatic Krishna, or her secret attraction to the mysterious man who is her husbands' most dangerous enemy. Panchaali is a fiery female voice in a world of warriors, gods, and ever-manipulating hands of fate.

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Hardback Editions

September 2008 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Palace of Illusions
Author(s): Chitra Divakaruni
ISBN: 0-330-45851-5 / 978-0-330-45851-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 2008 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Palace of Illusions: A Novel
Author(s): Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
ISBN: 0-385-51599-5 / 978-0-385-51599-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

February 2012 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Palace of Illusions
Author(s): Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
ISBN: 1-4472-1596-6 / 978-1-4472-1596-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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September 2009 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Palace of Illusions
Author(s): Chitra Divakaruni
ISBN: 0-330-45853-1 / 978-0-330-45853-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 2009 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Palace of Illusions: A Novel
Author(s): Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
ISBN: 1-4000-9620-0 / 978-1-4000-9620-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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Audio Editions

June 2012 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Palace of Illusions: A Novel
Author(s): Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
ISBN: 1-4708-2032-3 / 978-1-4708-2032-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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February 2008 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Palace of Illusions
Author(s): Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2008 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: The Palace of Illusions
Author(s): Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
ISBN: 1-4332-1594-2 / 978-1-4332-1594-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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February 2008 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Palace of Illusions
Author(s): Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
ISBN: 1-4332-1595-0 / 978-1-4332-1595-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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February 2008 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Palace of Illusions
Author(s): Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
ISBN: 1-4332-1596-9 / 978-1-4332-1596-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

November 2010 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Palace of Illusions
Author(s): Chitra Divakaruni
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Palace of Illusions: A Novel
Author(s): Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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