Tomb of Sand

Booker-prize winning Tomb of Sand released January 31, 2023

North Bennington resident Daisy Rockwell’s International Booker Prize-winning translation of Geetanjali Shree’s novel, Tomb of Sand, is released in the United States on January 31, 2023.

The novel tells the story of an old woman who falls into a deep depression following the death of her husband.

Ma, as she’s known to the family, eventually resurfaces and plans a trip to Pakistan to confront her conflicted memories of Partition, when India and Pakistan gained independence from Britain, but were split by a bloody line drawn on a map.

The book is a lyrical tribute to the resilience of people when faced with adversity. It’s full of word play and puns and poetic moments.

Frank Wynne, chair of the judges for last year’s International Booker Prize, described Rockwell’s translation as “stunningly realized.”

Rockwell is currently on an international book tour. The Bennington Bookshop, in partnership with Park-McCullough Historic Governor’s Mansion, will hold a book release event with Rockwell to celebrate her achievement on March 9, 2023, starting at 6.30pm in the Carriage Barn.

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There are a couple of spaces on South Street in front of our new location. There are many more spaces behind the Bookshop. These can be accessed by turning off South Street onto Franklin Lane (between Jay's and Harvest Brewing), or by taking Depot Street south from Main Street, then turning left onto Franklin Lane. The back door of the Bookshop is wheelchair friendly.

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