She Will Build Him a City

  • by Raj Kamal Jha
  • Narrated by Tania Rodrigues
  • 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As night falls in Delhi, a mother spins tales from her past for her sleeping daughter. Her now grown-up child is a puzzle with a million pieces whom she hopes, through her words and her love, to somehow make whole again. Meanwhile, as the last train from Rajiv Chowk Station pulls away, a young man rides the metro and dreams of murder. In another corner of the city, a newborn wrapped in a blood-red towel lies on the steps of an orphanage as his mother walks away.
There are 20 million bodies in this city and this woman, man and child are only three. But their stories - of a secret love that blossoms in the shadows of grief, of a corrosive guilt that taints the soul, and of an orphaned boy who maps out his own destiny - weave in and out of the lives of those around them to form a dazzling kaleidoscope of a novel.
Beautiful, beguiling and audacious, this is the story of a city and its people, of love and horror, of belonging and forgiveness: a powerful and unforgettable tale of modern India.


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Has She Will Build Him a City put you off other books in this genre?

Yes especially as I could not return

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from She Will Build Him a City?

I did not finish the book

Any additional comments?

do not like writing much as do not want to spoil story for others

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- Julie "Like a good old fashioned story,or a true crime book. Something not drawn out or a slow storyline."

Interesting Listen

What did you like most about She Will Build Him a City?

Really interesting if you have been to India - just the way it is.
The narrator is very good.
Wonderful observations of the different people in the different story lines - all brought very much to life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of She Will Build Him a City?

The rape scene of the young woman in the Hotel - it was awful and very topical at the moment of what is passing in India.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Scenes with "the orphan" and the dog.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No - it would have been impossible - too much to think about and mull over!

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-02-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury