The Palace of Illusions takes us back to a time that is half-history, half-
myth, and wholly magical; narrated by Panchaali, the wife of the five
Pandava brothers, we are -- finally -- given a woman's take on the timeless
tale that is the Mahabharata Tracing Panchaali's life -- from fiery birth
and lonely childhood, where her beloved brother is her only true companion;
through her complicated friendship with the enigmatic Krishna; to marriage,
motherhood and Panchaali's secret attraction to the mysterious man who is
her husbands' most dangerous enemy -- The Palace of Illusions is a deeply
human novel about a woman born into a man's world -- a world of warriors,
gods and the ever manipulating hands of fate. 'A mythic tale brimming with
warriors, magic and treachery' Los Angeles Times 'A radiant entree into an
ancient mythology . . . Charming and remarkable' Houston Chronicle 'A
woman's look at crime and punishment, loyalty, promises, love and vengeance
. . . With The Palace of Illusions, Divakaruni has proven that her
storytelling talents put her right up there with the best' Miami Herald

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni—The Palace Of Illusions

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