Kintsugi: A Novel

Kintsugi: A Novel

Kintsugi - named after the ancient Japanese art of mending broken objects with gold - is a novel about young women breaching boundaries, overcoming trauma, and challenging the social order. And about men surprised by women who are unconventional, unafraid and independent. It is the story of Meena, rebellious and unexamined, and Yuri, as complex as Meena is naive. Of Hajime, outsider to two cultures, and Prakash, unable to see beyond his limited horizons. It is also the story of Haruko who has dedicated herself to her art, and of Leela who is determined to break gender roles and learn the traditional gold-craft of her community. Set between Japan and Jaipur, Kintsugi follows the lives of these characters as they intersect and diverge, collide and break and join again in unexpected ways. The result is a brilliantly original novel as profound as it is playful, as emotionally moving as it is gripping.

Title:Kintsugi: A Novel
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9789353579531
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  • Sayantoni Das

    Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique...

  • Komal R D (Pickupbooks)

    Humans are all fallible, we experience, we break, we heal and we grow, that we survive broken relationships, unkempt health, and beaten career. We appreciate other's honesty but yet, we consider admit...

  • Tanuj Solanki

    The novel ends with a section that concerns two non-Indian characters outside India, and if one pauses and really thinks about it, the realization that such a thing is unique in a work of Indian Engli...

  • Ankita Chauhan

    Read full review here: https://soundingwords.blogspot.com/20... That night, Leela lingered in Haruko’s room, leafing through her books as Haruko sat in silence, her eyes abstracted. ‘Jiji, what is...

  • Simran Sharma (Craartology)

    "Not all vessels are meant to hold water, some are for allowing water to seep away".Kintsugi, a novel that will leave you in a trance for a very long time. Haruko, a young girl of Japanese-Korean orig...

  • Krutika Puranik

    • r e v i e w •.Kintsugi is much for than a pretty Japanese art. It preaches the concept of finding beauty in imperfection, of bearing scars and yet being beautiful. In many ways, Upadhyay shows w...

  • Smitha Murthy

    I would read anything that Anukrti Upadhyay writes. Even if it’s the label on a packet of chips. This is a dazzling storyteller at the peak of her powers - so snap her up, really! I had read both he...

  • Shruti Sharma

    I enjoyed this book thoroughly and was hooked from page one. I especially liked the simplicity in the book and the connections that the author has built with the characters. I also loved visiting the ...

  • Gunjan | Bookworm Reads

    I have been meaning to read books by Anukrti Upadhyay for a while and I finally got the chance to read her new release Kintsugi. Kintsugi is named after the ancient Japanese art of mending broken obje...

  • Nupur Lakhe |nupur_flipaleaf

    Kintsugi is a Japanese cultural art form of mending pottery by filling gold or lacquer in the cracks. As a philosophy, it translates into meaning that the broken can be repaired and be beautiful too. ...