• 19 Oct 2010 to 19 Oct 2010

    Book release - 'The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos' by Margaret Mascarenhas

    The novel ‘The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos’ by Margaret Mascarenhas was released by Mr. Amitav Ghosh to a select list of guests hosted by Goa Centre for the Arts Chairman, Mr Dattaraj V Salgaocar, on the 26th of September in collaboration with Literati.

    In ‘The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos’, Mascarenhas uses a 15-year-old girl's disappearance to spin a multilayered history of a Venezuelan family, incorporating folklore, political intrigue and magical realism...This family epic is immersive; no character or event is left unexplored from multiple perspectives. Indeed, the conclusion is like the final piece of an intricate puzzle - Publishers Weekly

    Margaret Mascarenhas is a consulting editor, columnist and novelist, the author of the Diasporic novel, Skin, published by Penguin India (2001); in French translation by Mercure de France (2002); in Portuguese translation by Editora Replicacao (2006).

    An American citizen of Goan origin who grew up in Venezuela, she currently lives in Goa and is the Director of Sunaparanta - Goa Centre for the Arts. Her new novel, The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos, has been published by Grand Central (Hachette USA). She is working on her third novel, Just Another Car Bomb (working title) as well as on collections of her columns, short stories and poems.