The Seduction of Silence (Paperback)
Follow Five Generations of One Remarkable Indian Family on a Quest for Enlightenment.
Bem Le Hunte was born in Calcutta to an Indian mother and British father. She grew up in India and London, studied anthropology at Cambridge, and worked as a university lecturer and copywriter before moving to the Himalayas to have a baby and write this book. She now lives in California with her husband and two sons.
“The Seduction of Silence is a work of persuasive imagination...such scope, power and narrative charm...ample and fascinating.” — Thomas Keneally, author of Schindler's List
“An unexpected delight... [Le Hunte] gives new meaning to the search for spiritual fulfillment.” — Lalita Tademy, author of Oprah Book Club selection Cane River
“There is real enchantment here...[in] prose as vivid and arresting as a marigold. I couldn’t put it down.” — Geraldine Brooks, author of Year of Wonders and Nine Parts of Desire
“A splendidly conceived saga...: vivid, compelling, utterly fascinating.” — Kirkus Reviews
A lovely… ambitious novel …Le Hunte threads events together with a confident, steady hand….” — Washington Post
“Terrific one-liners and skillful foreshadowing make for a great read. ” — San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
“...a glorious mélange of family saga, social commentary, and treatise on spirituality.” — Booklist
“Le Hunte and her book, The Seduction of Silence, have all the ingredients for success.” — The Bulletin (Australia)
“Passionate prose, which although lacking the mad pyrotechnics of Rushdie’s wordplay, is nonetheless just as intense.” — Melbourne Age
“Le Hunte creates a vivid sense of place, spiking it with strange and haunting characters.” — Adelaide Advertiser