The Nine-Chambered Heart

The Nine-Chambered Heart

Janice Pariat / Sep 23, 2019

The Nine Chambered Heart You though are as beautiful as light splitting through glass Nine characters recall their relationship with a young woman the same woman whom they have loved or who has loved them We piece her toge

  • Title: The Nine-Chambered Heart
  • Author: Janice Pariat
  • ISBN: 9789352773794
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Hardcover
  • You, though, are as beautiful as light splitting through glass Nine characters recall their relationship with a young woman the same woman whom they have loved, or who has loved them We piece her together, much as we do with others in our lives, in incomplete but illuminating slivers Set in familiar and nameless cities, moving between east and west, The Nine Chamb You, though, are as beautiful as light splitting through glass Nine characters recall their relationship with a young woman the same woman whom they have loved, or who has loved them We piece her together, much as we do with others in our lives, in incomplete but illuminating slivers Set in familiar and nameless cities, moving between east and west, The Nine Chambered Heart is a compendium of shifting perspectives that follows one woman s life, making her dazzlingly real in one moment, and obscuring her in the very next Janice Pariat s exquisitely written new novel is about the fragile, fragmented nature of identity how others see us only in bits and pieces, and how sometimes we tend to become what others perceive us to be

    The Nine Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat The Nine Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat is a series of word pictures which traces the life of a young woman Each chapter has a different narrator, and each one of them tell us about the young woman who passed through their life, leaving behind the faint perfume of memories and the bitterness of loss. The Nine Chambered Heart Kindle edition by Janice Pariat The nine chambered heart is a book which tries to explore these themes in a unique manner Written by Janice Pariat, broken into nine chapters, nine characters recall their love life with the same women at different stages of life and reader gets to know about the said woman s story piece by piece through these people s eyes. The Nine Chambered Heart PDF Download Preview The Nine Chambered Heart is a deeply affecting, luminous and fine boned novel that explores the nature of intimacy and how each connection you make forms who you are. Book giveaway for The Nine Chambered Heart by Janice The Nine Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat Author Release date May , The kaleidoscopic story of one woman as seen through the eyes of those she has loved or been loved by. The Nine Chambered Heart pontas agency The Nine Chambered Heart is a deeply intimate, luminous and fine boned novel that explores the nature of intimacy and how each connection you make forms who you are. The Nine Chambered Heart kitaab Janice Pariat is the author of Boats on Land A Collection of Short Stories, Seahorse, a novel and The Nine Chambered Heart, a novella, published by HarperCollins The Nine Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat The Era I Lived In The Nine Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat On January , February , By My Era In Book Review I usually shy away from reading romantic fiction, a genre I once read the most. The Nine Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat ebook Nine people illuminate one woman in the particular light of how they see her, each voice casting her from a new angle Taking her from a lonely child in the classroom to a fierce woman weathering life s battles and triumphs, The Nine Chambered Heart is a masterful portrait, as intimate as it is brave. The Nine Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat Bookchor The Nine Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat You, though, are as beautiful as light splitting through glass Nine characters recall their relationship with a young woman the same woman whom they have loved, or who has loved them. Book Review The Nine Chambered Heart dnaindia Book Review The Nine Chambered Heart The Nine Chambered Heart is a poet s take on love, stretched out in exquisite prose says Chirosree Basu

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      • Janice Pariat

        Janice is a writer based between London and New Delhi Shillong depending on the weather Her first book Boats on Land A Collection of Short Stories won the Sahitya Akademi Young Writer Award and the Crossword Award for Fiction in 2013 Her novel Seahorse has been published by Vintage, Random House India, in November 2014 She studied English Literature at St Stephen s College, Delhi, and History of Art at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.Her work has featured in a wide number of national magazines newspapers including OPEN, Art India, Tehelka, Caravan A Journal of Culture Politics, Outlook Outlook Traveller, Motherland, and Biblio A Review of Books, among others.


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    1. “Love, it never dies. It never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it. Love can make you immortal”----Gayle FormanJanice Pariat, an award winning Indian writer, has penned an evocative and mesmerizing "fictional" biography through love called, The Nine-Chambered Heart that narrates the life story of a woman through nine characters, who has previously loved her or whom she has loved, either briefly or longwindedly in her life. The readers will only get to know this woman thro [...]


    2. This book is incredible! I loved every minute of reading it. If you are the kind who loves slow reads, multiple POVs, unreliable narrators and a mysterious protagonist, this one is for you.What is it about?Nine different people describe a girl (woman) whom they have known for a brief period in their lives.What I loved?- Hands down, the whole structure of the book. We know nothing about this girl we are reading about. And each of the storytellers know only an aspect of her life. Each story adds a [...]


    3. COVER RATINGBOOK RATINGTITLE- The Nine Chambered HeartAUTHOR- Janice PariatPUBLISHER- HarperCollinsFORMAT- Hardcover**Thanks to HarperCollins for the Review copy**Beautiful!! If I had to describe this book in one word, I'd use beautiful. This book is completely and utterly beautiful.I'm wholeheartedly in love with the imagination of Janice Pariat. I don't know how she did what she just did in this book but nevertheless, she did an amazing job. 'The Nine Chambered Heart' is a perfect blend of lov [...]


    4. "You, though, are as beautiful as light splitting through glass." I found this book very intriguing. All the 9 people who narrate the story in parts add a layer of personality to the young woman. I liked how altogether vague the book was. I loved that we never get to read the woman's point of view.The story had a very realistic feel to it. It actually made me cry at some parts. (view spoiler)[ When her cats get lost, I swear I bawled like a baby.(hide spoiler)] I related to the woman a lot too i [...]


    5. ”-Ești trist?Dau din cap că da.-De ce?Nu mă simt în stare s-o spun. Că sunt fericit și că în asta stă sfârșitul nostru.-E ca atunci când ajungi la aeroport, nu? Și-ți imaginezi deja plecarea ta din locul acelaE deja întipărită. Întotdeauna ajungem și plecăm în același timp.”


    6. The nine perspectives on the woman at the heart of this novel are tightly framed, and show how people perceive what they want to see in a relationship. However, these vignettes told from the perspective of people who have ‘loved’ the woman fall back on several tropes and fail to deliver any deep insight into human relationships or the characters. The blurb on the back of this book promises incomplete but illuminating slivers of a woman; shards that we can piece together and reflect on ‘how [...]


    7. Full disclosure - Janice Pariat is one of my favourite writers, and I absolutely adore everything she writes. The Nine-Chambered Heart is no different, so read this review knowing this is less a review than a testament to my love for her work.This book holds within its pages, if you'll forgive the pun, a beating heart. The mystery woman at the centre of this tome is never named, never firmly located, and never given a voice. She's a wandering soul who is immensely flawed, but also immensely love [...]


    8. I finished reading this book a few days ago and have been debating whether or not I should write a review; I tend not to write reviews here or elsewhere, since I never feel I do justice to the book/movie/restauran/what-have-you and that may well be the case with this particular review, too! However, there was something about Janice Pariat's The Nine-Chambered Heart that compelled me to pen down my thoughts. When the book was published, I read about in the newspaper and I was intrigued. The premi [...]


    9. IAMINLOVEWITHTHIS BOOK!!!I definitely recommend this book to anyone and everyone. Go, read, devour and fall in love. <3 More on my blog post here: wp/p84843-5p



    10. A fictional biography or reality of life - The nine chambered heart by Janice Pariat made me look at life through different glasses. This book shows the life of a woman through the eyes of nine different people who she loved or who loved her. The most beautiful part is the central character doesn't have a voice. She is shown in different fragments through the eyes of these people. It is very much like how we, in real life, see others in pieces and after a point, that's how they become to us. Aft [...]


    11. This book has each one of us in the cast, and sometimes maybe many versions of us. It is real, honest and so much full of kindness for those whom we love and be loved, when reality is so hard.



    12. The premise of Janice Pariat's "Nine Chambered Heart" is lovely - yet as I read the book, I want to take the pillow I am currently propped on, and scream loudly into it. The quiet, tortured soul, nimble, fickle, quaint, mysterious female protagonist (as seen through the lens of 9 lovers and 9 short vignettes) drips of typical aimless intrigue of lead women across pop culture today, the nameless, faceless, object of perfection and desire. There are rare moments of clarity, but these are short-liv [...]


    13. Boats on Land was an exceptional anthology by first-time author Janice Pariat and was an absolute hit. The expectations from her were obviously very high from her after this. Her second offering, Seahorse, was a miss for me, and, unfortunately, so was the Nine Chambered Heart.The premise of the book was exceptional – nine people describe the same girl they have loved at different points of her life and we get to know her through their eyes. An intriguing idea for sure. The cover of the book is [...]


    14. The Nine Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat is a series of word pictures which traces the life of a young woman. Each chapter has a different narrator, and each one of them tell us about the young woman who passed through their life, leaving behind the faint perfume of memories and the bitterness of loss. There are nine voices in this book, but one person is featured twice since his life intersects twice with the protagonist. The story takes us through different cities, unnamed yet familiar. The l [...]


    15. Let me start this review with a confession - I am not sure how I feel about this book. I love parts of it, yet parts of it leave me disturbed and angry.  I started the book on a happy note and finished reading it with a sense of emptiness in my heart. Essentially a love story, The Nine-Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat is a book for people who like falling in love and revel in nostalgia. The book is in 10 parts with 9 different narrators. Yet all these narrators are bound together by one thing [...]


    16. The cover of Janice Pariat's The Nine-Chambered Heart is one of the most beautiful I have seen in recent times. Nine translucent pink ovals adorn its white cover - are they rose petals? Or are they the nine chambers the title refers to?The book itself (her third, but the first that I'm reading) is experimental. What is the true identity of a person? Each of us views others through our own lens, our own values and stereotypes. But can a person be understood completely if we have enough lenses to [...]


    17. Since science says that beating organ exists in our body is a four chambered muscle, but Janice Pariat took the pen and transformed the whole theory. And I am glad she did so. In her book, the Nine Chambered Heart, Janice has woven an unnamed character, and described her by multiple point-of-views. In simpler words, one character met with nine narrators, and this way generates nine different perspectives. Backdrop of every story changes with respective narrator. So we could perceive the personal [...]


    18. Who are we? Is it what we think of ourselves? Or sum of what people who know us think about us? Or both? Or is it more than that? Truth is life is not mathematics, where 2+2 will be always four. In real life, 2+2 can be five or more than that also. Perspectives matter.What is love? Can love happen once in life only or many times? Is it easy to fall in and out of love, without much emotional consequences? Does love change you?These questions are eternal and many philosophers, writers have tried t [...]


    19. Unveiling of a character in bits and pieces from the eyes of the men she came across. Thank you Harper Collins for introducing this fine work of fiction to me which very much is an ice breaker in the regular series of reading. A book which has absolutely no name to the characters, with no sign of creating visuals for the person to at least imagine how the characters look like but definitely makes you live the whole scenario perfectly. The Nine-Chambered Heart is divided into 10 parts with about [...]


    20. Well, what a book to end 2017 with.My first experience of this book was very different actually, as I went for the book launch where a live book reading was taking place. Somehow, listening to it, to the different characters, I fell in love with the whole concept of it even before starting with the book.The premise is quite interesting, where you witness a character from the viewpoint of 9 different people in her life. You don't know her name, where she is from (although there are some tentative [...]


    21. This book is very different from what I’ve read. I did enjoy the wriitng style though and appreciate the author’s skill in keeping us going through a story that doesn’t have much plot. Lives are boring, exciting things don’t happen to everyone and usually if it is life changing it is usually a tragedy so it never gets positive exciting so when I read a book like this I definitely expected it to get boring after a couple of chapters but it did not.The author keeps it fresh and exciting, k [...]


    22. 3.5 starsRead more reviews @ Reviewing Shelf.The first I heard of this book was when I was invited to its book launch. I had never seen a performative play before and I am glad I finally did. It was really well done, intense and made me inquisitive about the book. Of course, the prior interview with the author helped. And hence I asked for a review copy.Lo and galore, this beautiful hardback landed in my mailbox. I started reading it the same day. While reading, my mind went back to the play. I [...]


    23. Perhaps it’s the only way to retain it. Love. To never have it happen.Is love commonplace? Or it is exquisite, exclusive? Love has mostly been romanticized out of proportion in literature and movies and songs and dance. That type of love does not happen to you and me — common, average, middle folk — does it?This book takes you through the life of a girl, perhaps an ordinary girl, but through the eyes of all those she has loved. The premise itself is fascinating. And the prose does [...]


    24. One individual, and her nine perspectives on love is the apt way to sum up author Janice Pariat’s latest offering, The Nine-Chambered Heart. I am not sure if readers are going to be familiar with Janice’s style of prose, but let’s just say it is modern and fresh. The sentences are short, to the point, while her observations are insightful and familiar. She documents love in its various forms unabashedly, making no excuses for a character’s frailties or the circumstances in which they fal [...]


    25. I thoroughly enjoy Janice Pariat's writing, being an avid reader of her columns in the weekly Hindu supplement, Blink.She is dark, enigmatic and vivacious and her writing always manages to resonate much after I'm done devouring her words. I picked this book up at a store after it passed, quite successfully, the 1 chapter yardstick to determine whether the book was good enough to buy. More than the plot, its the way she writes it that brings out its sheer allure.She picks her words gingerly- each [...]


    26. This review was first published in The Era I Lived In. Please head to the blog for a detailed review.The book is divided into 10 parts highlighting a mysterious woman's nine encounters with love. This is what inspires the title of the book.One glance at the list of contents of the book and you'd come to believe that the book is a collection of short stories which as you dive in, transform into the distinct pieces of the mosaic of a woman's life.The book explores every aspect of love, in flesh a [...]


    27. The "Nine-Chambered Heart,' the intriguing title and the content thereof, made it a an easy book to pick for our Book Club Discussion. The story of the protagonist analysed by 9-different people, promised to be an interesting read. However, analysing from my 4-chambered heart, the book was was a let-down. It definitely proved to be a quick-read (as per Kindle- 1 hour 42 minutes), almost outdoing the time taken to read a Mills and Boon. The writer, unsuccessfully tried to create an aura of enigma [...]


    28. The Nine-Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat describes emotions so beautifully that you really try to drown in the words as they say.Nine stories cover the way different people look at one character. They include different lovers and friends . It’s an exploration of how different people see the same person, the different perspectives and the different emotions that one person can invoke. It’s a great exercise in looking at people from different perspectives, it’s a great exercise to look at y [...]


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