Chitra Divakaruni’s engaging sixth novel has two narrators: Rakhi, an irritable Berkeley artist, single mom, and chai teahouse co-owner struggling to keep it together despite an annoying ex-husband and competition from a Starbucks-like franchise; and her unnamed mother, a haunted dream teller who irks Rakhi by refusing to share details of her past. Divakaruni weaves in and out of the dream world, a bygone India, and modern California to tell the mother-daughter stories with lilting, lyrical ease. Despite a contrived 9/11 episode and a hasty ending, Queen of Dreams enchants as much with its flashes of fancy as it does with its fresh spin on cultural identity, family, and redemption.
Queen of Dreams Chitra Divakaruni's engaging sixth novel has two narrators: Rakhi, an irritable Berkeley artist, single mom, and chai teahouse co-owner struggling to ...Queen of DreamsFictionChitra Banerjee Divakaruni Chitra Divakaruni's engaging sixth novel has two narrators: Rakhi, an irritable Berkeley artist, single mom, and chai teahouse co-owner struggling to ...2004-09-24Doubleday
Genre: Fiction; Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni; Publisher: Doubleday
Posted January 17 2015 — 6:16 AM EST
- John Wick 2 is happening
- New 'San Andreas' trailer cautions 'global event' coming
- Andrew Garfield in Martin Scorsese's 'Silence': EW exclusive First Look
- Was that Bob Dylan on 'Mad Men' last night?
- Mel Gibson talks 'Mad Max' for new Blu-ray release: EW exclusive sneak peek
- 'Tyrant' season 2 trailer: 'Blood guarantees nothing'
- The Chemical Brothers and Q-Tip share 'Go' video, directed by Michel Gondry
- 'Pitch Perfect 2' costume designer's fashion notes
- Mourning after: Best TV episodes after a key character died
- NSYNC hair, revisited on 'It's Gonna Be May' meme day
- 'Outlander' sweats details so Lallybroch feels like home
- 'Grey's Anatomy': How 10 characters/actors exited the show
- Britney Spears, Orlando Bloom, Solange & More!