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“Lyrical and defiant, a beautiful
  and surprising work.”

— Janet Fitch,

 author of White Oleander
Chimes of a Lost Cathedral

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“Devi Laskar is a gem of a writer…”

— Megha Majumdar
    author of A Burning

“If you start reading this novel, just know that you won’t be able to put it down until the poignant, beautiful final page. ”
 

 — Kirthana Ramisetti
      author of Dava Shastri's Last Day

“Precise and potent prose...
a sublime coming-of-age novel.”

— Anjali Enjeti,
    author of The Parted Earth & Southbound

“Unflinching and darkly funny,
Circa shines with Laskar’s signature luminous prose and unforgettable characters.”

“Heera stayed with me long after the final page. Circa is absorbing, candid, and beautifully told.”

— Zeyn Joukhadar,
    author of The Map of Salt and Stars
    & The Thirty Names Of Night

— Maya Shanbhag Lang,
    author of What We Carry: A Memoir

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“Devi S Laskar's debut novel is a "searing meditation" on race and gender”
 — DNA India

“Laskar’s stunning debut skillfully tackles … racism … in a mosaic.”                                          

 — Publishers Weekly

 

“A …. harrowing fever dream of a novel…”                                                            

— Nayomi Munaweera, author of Island of a Thousand Mirrors 

 

“… [A] fiery honest reckoning with today’s cultural landscape…”                                                                            — Elizabeth Rosner, author of Survivor Cafe 

 

“An unforgettable exploration of what it means to be a woman of color in contemporary America…”           — Jean Kwok, author of Girl in Translation 

 

“…mining the most searing art out of a horror pulled straight from current events…”                                       — Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling

 

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