The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacob, graduate, the MFA in Creative Writing at The New School.

SleepwalkersGuidetoDancing_highresRandom House, 2014

Barnes & Noble: “‘[An] enormously bountiful debut’ is how Publisher’s Weekly described Mira Jacob’s multi-generational novel about an Indian-American family wrestling on two continents with its past and its future. The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing justifies that praise with its finely etched portrayals of the Eapens: brain surgeon Thomas; his strong-willed wife Kamala; and their photographer daughter Amina. Ranging from India in the seventies to New Mexico in the eighties to Seattle in the novels, the fiction sustains its focus even as it captures the pushes-and-tugs and internal crises of three very different people.”