When the Dolls Leave the Dollhouse
-To Be Released Winter 2019-
Publishers Weekly - Book Deals: Week of February 26, 2018:
Laskar Takes Debut to Counterpoint
"Columbia M.F.A. graduate and former crime reporter Devi S. Laskar sold North American rights to her debut novel, When the Dolls Leave the Dollhouse, to Jennifer Alton at Counterpoint. Reiko Davis at DeFiore and Company Literary Management, who represented Laskar, said the book was pitched as being “in the vein of Claudia Rankine’s Citizen and Sandra Cisneros’s House on Mango Street.” It follows an Indian-American woman who moves her family back to the Deep South, where she grew up. Davis explained that the book is told in “brief chapters that highlight the structure of Aristotle’s Incline” and focuses on a nameless narrator who “struggles to make sense of her past, decipher her present, and plan for the future while she lies bleeding on her driveway one morning after the police shoot her.” The book is set for winter 2019."
With thanks to VONA & The Kelly Writers House for sponsoring the VONA Open Studio.
Philadelphia, June 2017