NPR stories about Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya
In softcover nonfiction, Jeanette Winterson revisits her haunting past. In fiction, Mark Haddon's tale of an estranged family's gathering, Glen Duncan's werewolf sequel and Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya's modern-day Antigone arrive in paperback.
Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya revitalizes Sophocles' Antigone with the story of a Pashtun woman who visits an American military base in Kandahar for permission to bury her brother. But unlike Sophocles, Roy-Bhattacharya challenges readers to sympathize with both the soldiers and their visitor.