The Nine Chambered Heart: Exploring the nature of Identity and perception of love

Janice Pariat's novel explores a young woman's identity as told from the shifting perspectives of nine different men she has had one or the other kind of relationship with

Janice Pariat’s The Nine Chambered Heart examines a young woman through multiple viewpoints.  The young woman moves to many familiar cities between the east and west. The Nine Chambered Heart examines different view points that follow the young protagonist’s life. She appears real in one narrative and fleeting in the next one. Janice Pariat’s prose is elegant and immersive. It examines the shifting and fragmented nature of a woman’s identity. The reader discovers the woman’s identity as told from the perspective of nine different men she has had one or the other kind of relationship with. The novel also questions what love looks like.

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Janice Pariat
Author

Author. storyteller all about writing/reading travel/nature enthusiast.   Her debut collection of short stories won the Sahitya Akademi Young Writer Award for the English language and the 2013 Crossword Book Award.