As the latest transitioner at Gravepyres, Joseph Srinivas has a lot on his plate … practising Cloudforming, studying Mathamythics, understanding Decomposition and learning how to ‘See’. But the only thing he really wants to learn is how to get home. Back to his parents and little sister.
When he stumbles upon the secret of the Eternal Spring and the majestic vultures who are the custodians of an ancient knowledge, Jose thinks he may have found a way out. Hand in hand with Mishi, his loyal if rather scatty friend, he sets off for the mysterious mountains of Kozitsetheristan. Will they find the source of the River of Time? Will they be able to save the notyetis? Will Jose ever make it back to the Land of the Living?
As Jose and Mishi embark on the adventure of a lifetime, the very fate of the worlds hangs in the balance.
“Anita Roy weaves a spellbinding tale about death, nature, the dark side of humanity’s insatiable appetites, and friendship. Her wordsmithing … is fun and beautiful, especially when writing about the natural world. Gravepyres is full of twists and turns, quirky professors with super names, and that rare insight into our place in the world, and grief.” — @BAM_books, instagram, 22 March 2020
“A very wickedly fun book. Can we say we have found our own JK Rowling?” — Paro Anand, Financial Express, 3 May 2020
I really appreciated the thoughtful lines of questioning in this interview about Gravepyres! They put the story into a very timely framework, and made me think and reflect. I hope they do the same for you.
There’s another interview online here.
And you can read an extract from Gravepyres here.
Available to buy (South Asia only) here