Publisher: Ballantine Books (December 27, 2005)
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A sweeping epic set in southern India, the place a bunch of outcasts create a relatives whereas maintaining tight to their desires. slightly a month after she is promised in marriage, eleven-year-old orphan Kokila involves Tella Meda, an ashram by way of the Bay of Bengal. as soon as there, she makes a brave but silly selection that alters the material of her lifestyles: rather than changing into a spouse and mom, younger ardour drives Kokila to stay on the ashram. over the years, Kokila revisits her choice as she struggles to make her mark in a rustic the place untethered souls like hers basically slip in the course of the cracks. yet status through her conviction, she makes a house in Tella Meda along different powerful but deeply fallacious ladies. occasionally they're her pals, occasionally they're her enemies, yet consistently they're her family.Like Isabel Allende, Amulya Malladi crafts advanced characters in deeply atmospheric settings that delivery readers via varied eras, locales, and sensibilities. Careening from the Forties to the current day, tune of the Cuckoo chook chronicles India’s tumultuous background as generations of a makeshift relatives search convenience and pleasure in not likely places–and from not likely hearts.