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Evening Is the Whole Day

(2008)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Set in Malaysia, this spellbinding first novel by an acclaimed young writer introduces us to the prosperous Rajasekharan family as it slowly peels away its closely guarded secrets. Translation rights have been sold in twelve territories. When the familys rubber-plantation servant girl is dismissed for unnamed crimes, it is only the latest in a series of precipitous losses that have shaken six-year-old Aashas life. In the space of several weeks her grandmother died under mysterious circumstances and her older sister, Uma, left for Columbia University, gone forever. Circling through years of family history to arrive at the moment of Umas departure stranding her worshipful younger sister in a family, and a country, slowly going to pieces"Evening Is the Whole Day" illuminates in heartbreaking detail one Indian immigrant familys layers of secrets and lies, while exposing the complex underbelly of Malaysia itself. Sweeping in scope, exuberantly lyrical, and masterfully constructed, Preeta Samarasans debut is a mesmerizing and vital achievement sure to earn her a place alongside Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai, and Zadie Smith.


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"A thrilling new talent." - Peter Ho Davies


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June 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Evening Is the Whole Day
Author(s): Preeta Samarasan
ISBN: 0-00-727188-3 / 978-0-00-727188-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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May 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Evening Is the Whole Day
Author(s): Preeta Samarasan
ISBN: 0-618-87447-X / 978-0-618-87447-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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September 2011 : Paperback
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Title: Evening Is The Whole Day
Author(s): Preeta Samarasan
ISBN: 8172236735 / 978-8172236731
Publisher: HarperCollins India
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May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Evening Is the Whole Day
Author(s): Preeta Samarasan
ISBN: 0-00-730754-3 / 978-0-00-730754-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Evening Is the Whole Day
Author(s): Preeta Samarasan
ISBN: 0-00-727189-1 / 978-0-00-727189-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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May 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Evening Is the Whole Day
Author(s): Preeta Samarasan
ISBN: 0-547-23789-8 / 978-0-547-23789-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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July 2008 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Evening is the Whole Day
Author(s): Preeta Samarasan
ISBN: 0-7322-8752-9 / 978-0-7322-8752-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
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June 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Evening Is the Whole Day
Author(s): Preeta Samarasan
ISBN: 0-00-728042-4 / 978-8172236731 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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May 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Evening Is the Whole Day: A Novel
Author(s): Preeta Samarasan
Publisher: Mariner Books
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March 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Evening Is the Whole Day
Author(s): Preeta Samarasan
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK