Niti Sampat Patel
Niti Sampat Patel, a highly regarded scholar based in Mumbai, who teaches in India and the US, the author of Postcolonial Masquerades, is here tonight with her first novel, Moon Goddess (Loose Moose). This ambitious novel, tracing the lives of several generations of women in India, the US, and Lebanon, has its literary forebears in structure, and its own concerns in its stories.
“A new and exciting novelist, Niti Sampat Patel offers a breathtaking tale of intrigue, mourning, and hope as her characters delve into the past to illuminate the present. This is an exhilarating and seductive book that carries the reader along on an unforgettable journey, making the exotic feel both familiar and surprising at every turn. Read it and be captivated as Moon Goddess weaves a careful yet complex tale in this rich, original, and compelling story. Niti Sampat Patel writes with energy and flair and is a welcome addition to the list of emerging literary talents this year.” —Cynthia Stamy.