Opening paragraph: I am swimming through a long, underwater cavern flecked with blue light, the cavern of love, with Rajat close behind me. We're in a race, and so far I'm winning because this is my dream. Sometimes, when I'm dreaming, I don't know it. But tonight I do. Sometimes when I'm awake, I wonder if I'm dreaming. That, however, is another story.
A Conversation with Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni about Oleander Girl, a sweeping, suspenseful coming-of-age tale about a young woman who leaves India for America on a search that will transform her life.
Thanks to Simon and Schuster for providing this Q &A.