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By C. W. Huntington

A beautiful debut novel on intercourse, loss, and redemption

It is 1975 and India is in turmoil.

American Stanley Harrington arrives to check Sanskrit philosophy and get away his failing marriage. while he reveals himself witness to a violent twist of fate, he starts off to question his grip on reality.

Maya introduces us to an enjoyable solid of hippies, expats, and Indians of all walks of lifestyles. From a hermit hiding within the Himalayan jungle because the days of the British Raj, to an accountant on the financial institution of India with a keenness for Sanskrit poetry, to the final in a line of brahman students, Stanley’s direction finally leads him to a Tibetan yogi, who enlists the American’s assist in translating a mysterious historic text.

Maya, actually “illusion,” is a longer meditation at the unraveling of id. jam-packed with wealthy observations and arresting reflections, it mines the porous border among reminiscence and mind's eye.

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I saw her. I just left her. Don’t worry. CLAIRVILLE I do… And I worry about Dorval as well… He is somber in a way that I do not understand… My friend, if you have some sorrows, why don’t you pour them out to a man who shares your feelings. ) Here, brother, is his secret, and mine, and obviously the reason of his melancholy. (CLAIRVILLE takes the letter and reads it. ) DORVAL My letter. CONSTANCE Yes, Dorval. You cannot leave now. I know everything. You loved me. You wrote me. Why did you run away… DORVAL It was necessary.

CONSTANCE Speak, do not hold back any longer. Dorval, trust your friend. ) But I see that my presence makes you uncomfortable. I leave you with him. Scene III DORVAL, CLAIRVILLE CLAIRVILLE Dorval, we are alone… Did you doubt that I would approve of you and Constance? Why did you keep your feelings secret? I forgive Constance, she is a woman, but you… You are not answering me. ) Were you afraid that if my sister learned of the circumstances of your birth— DORVAL Clairville, you insult me. My heart is too pure to have such fears.

DORVAL This is my advice. CLAIRVILLE Ah, my friend, you have saved my life. Twice in one day. I came here afraid of what you might tell me. I have suffered so much since the last time we spoke. DORVAL Believe me, I know. How will you support her? interior_gounaridou 43 2/1/11 10:52 AM 44 Two Plays by Denis Diderot: The Illegitimate Son and The Father of the Family CLAIRVILLE Right now the worst thing would be to live without her. That is why I thought about it and I made up my mind. If poverty is allowed to exist then why should good men be ashamed if they are poor?

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