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The Storyteller of Marrakesh

Friday, February 25, 2011

Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya talks about his novel, The Storyteller of Marrakesh: the first in an ambitious cycle of novels set in the Islamic world. The storyteller, Hassan, gathers listeners each year to the city square to share their recollections of a young, foreign couple who mysteriously disappeared years earlier, and their tales overlap, confirm, and contradict each other. Hassan hopes the tales will discover the truth, and absolve his brother, who is in prison for their disappearance.

Guests:

Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya

Comments [3]

Lou from Albany

What an evocative description! Roy-Bhattacharya has an amazing feel for language. At the same time as his words make me think, they shape a sensory space that I want to dive into and revel in. That's the work of not just a storyteller but a poet.

Feb. 25 2011 08:25 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Wow! I think that's the best delivery I've ever heard by an author reading from his/her own work!

Feb. 25 2011 01:20 PM

BOY! Lenny, you've hit a home -run with your guests today! Another interesting and engaging guest!

Feb. 25 2011 01:14 PM

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