This Place That Place

Written by:
Nandita Dinesh
Narrated by:
Deepa Samuel

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
December 2022
7 hours 31 minutes
In a nameless country under military occupation, two friends prepare to attend a wedding. The young man is from the occupied region ('This Place'), the woman is from the occupying nation-state ('That Place'). The complicated relationship between these two protagonists with unusual professions-he is a Protest Designer and she is a De-programmer-is tested when, on the eve of the wedding, the occupying power, That Place, formally annexes This Place and declares a curfew.

Suddenly finding themselves confined to the same isolated space, the young woman and man try to kill time but inevitably wind up talking about the ways in which the war between their homelands pervades the unexplored and undeniable attraction between them. Will their relationship become another casualty of war?

This Place That Place is an evocative novel that functions as a bold allegory for militarized occupations anywhere. This brilliant literary debut provides new ways to think about the intersections between the personal and the political; between occupier and occupied; between the kinds of bonds that endure, and those that have no choice but to fracture.
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