’In the tradition of Elizabeth Smart’s cult classic By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, The Girl makes romantic suffering something of epic proportions. Rife with wildly extended metaphors, the real treat of this book is the dazzling and often strangely dark visual imagery, the gloomy, monsoon-drenched descriptions of Goa and its Portuguese Catholic ethos, and most of all, the candid expression of a universally tortuous human experience-lopsided love.’
'A classic. Beautiful lyricism, poetic passages and evocative descriptions of Goa.'
'A lyrical first novel rich with dark visual imagery.'
'The girl has wisdom, tenderness, and a sort of agelessness that sets it apart from contemporary fiction in India.'
Far Eastern Economic Review