Padma Venkatraman narrates her novel-in-verse depicting a young dancer's struggle and resilience after a devastating accident. Sitar music and Venkatraman's lilting accent orient listeners to the exotic Indian setting. Veda passionately studies the classical Indian dance Bharatanatyam, until a car accident leaves her a below-the-knee amputee. Listeners hear Veda's anguish gradually turn to mature, spiritual acceptance as she overcomes her challenges and learns to dance again with a prosthetic limb. Venkatraman's breathy voice and slow pacing capture the rhythm of the lyrical verse and reflect the meditative, sacred space that Veda inhabits when she dances. S.C. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2019]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2019
DD ISBN 9780593153482 $15.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2019
DD ISBN 9780593153499 $38.00
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