New Skin for the Old Ceremony

A Kirtan

Arun Sood author


Publisher:404 Ink

Published:15th Sep '22


Available to order, but very limited on stock - if we have issues obtaining a copy, we will let you know.

New Skin for the Old Ceremony cover

Four estranged friends reunite for a motorcycle trip up the Isle of Skye, in the hope of coming to terms with how their lives have splintered since a transformative ride in Northern India fourteen years earlier. In their fumbling attempts to spiritually reconnect, expectant father Raj, recently widowed Vidushei, always youthful Liam and perpetually fragile Bobby test the limits of their friendship around campfires, on twisty roads, in unexpected Ayahuasca ceremonies, and against discussions of belonging, race, and identity. A novel about youth, the spectres of friendship, and colonial legacies in a small but fiercely proud nation, New Skin for the Old Ceremony spans India and Skye, seeing past ghosts exorcised in order to face the present.

"Hilarious...wonderful opportunity for Sood to probe ideas of identity and belonging – something that, on the whole, he manages with an admirable lightness of touch. - The Scotsman

ISBN: 9781912489534

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