The Pink Pages Reading List: July 2016
The Artful Life of R. Vijay, By Annapurna Garimella
Published by: Serindia Publications
Beautiful, detailed and contemporary: a stunning introduction to the livng tradition of Rajasthani miniature painting of Rakesh Vijay in collaboration with Waswo X. Waswo. This book is a beautiful testimony to the traditional skills of an amazing artist plucked from obscurity by a visionary photographer-poet whose commission has expiated his insecurity over his own presence in India while briging R. Vijay to the world.
Conspiracies of Rome, By Richard Blake
Published by: Endeavor Press
Rome, 609 AD. Empire is a fading memory. Repeatedly fought over and plundered, the City is falling into ruins. Killers prowl by night. Far off, in Constantinople, the Emperor has other concerns as The Church is beginning to flex its own imperial muscle. Enter Aelric of England: young and beautiful, sexually uninhibited, heroic, if ruthlessly violent – and hungry for the learning of a world that is dying around him. A deadly brawl outside Rome sucks him straight into the high politics of Empire. Soon, Aelric is involved in a race against time to find answers before he ends up as just another corpse in the gutter.
Scarlet Nights, By Mayur Patel
Published by: Half Baked Beans
Smart, sexy and confident, Malvika Chauhan lives an enviably perfect life in Mumbai. She has a flourishing career, a loving boyfriend and a promising future. Spiteful, fearless and mysterious, Margrita lives on the extreme ends. Self-merriment is the only thing that matters to her. Destiny plays wicked and brings the two women face to face with each other. While Malvika knows nothing about Margrita, Margrita is well-aware of the hidden secrets of Malvika’s past. Malvika’s life turns sour as she struggles against the insufferable circumstances inflicted upon her by Margrita. It’s a situation she cannot escape.
Beyond the Virus, By Matthias Gerschwitz
Published by: Create Space
Gerschwitz, who lives in Berlin, was tested HIV-positive in January 1994. Fifteen years later he bluntly wrote about his thoughts, his experiences and his feelings on living with HIV in the gay community. Gerschwitz is one of the only a few Germans to go public. With “Beyond the Virus” in English language this book now is available for an international circle of readers. It is meant for those who newly are directly or indirectly confronted with an infection and of course for those who just want to know more about HIV.
Exposé by Paul Ilett
Published by: Self
In his first novel, former journalist Paul Ilett takes readers into the murky depths of the world’s No.1 tabloid newspaper, the Daily Ear. Ruthless, salacious and unprincipled, the Ear has targeted countless celebrities and politicians and left a trail of shattered lives in its wake. But reporters are people too and have secrets of their own.