Where the Peacocks Sing: A Palace, a Prince, and the Search for Home (Hardcover)

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ALISON SINGH GEE is an award-winning international journalist whose work has been translated into eight languages and has appeared inPeople, Vanity Fair, In Style, Marie Claire, International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journaland Los Angeles Times. For eight years, she was a staff features writer/correspondent forPeople magazine. She won the 1997 Amnesty International Award for Feature Writing for her Asiaweek cover story about child prostitution in Southeast Asia. Alison lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.

How far would you travel for love? In her sparkling memoir, journalist Alison Singh Gee learns that love, riches, and a place to call home can be found in the most unexpected places.

Alison Singh Gee was a glamorous magazine writer with a serious Jimmy Choo habit, a weakness for five-star Balinese resorts, and a reputation for dating highborn British men. Then she met Ajay, a charming and unassuming Indian journalist, and her world turned upside down. Traveling from her shiny, rapid-fire life in Hong Kong to Ajay's native village, Alison learns that not all is as it seems. Turns out that Ajay is a landed prince (of sorts), but his family palace is falling to pieces. Replete with plumbing issues, strange noises, and intimidating relatives, her new love's ramshackle palace, Mokimpur, is a broken-down relic in desperate need of a makeover. And Alison wonders if she can soldier on for the sake of the man who just might be her soul mate.

This modern-day fairytale, WHERE THE PEACOCKS SING, takes readers on a cross-cultural journey from the manicured gardens of Beverly Hills, to the bustling streets of Hong Kong and finally to the rural Indian countryside as Alison comes to terms with her complicated new family, leaves the modern world behind, and learns the true meaning of home.

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ISBN 9780312378783
Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Format Hardcover
Pages 279
Publisher Date 2013-02-19 00:00:00.0
Publisher St Martins Pr
Copyright Year 2013
Height 8.5 in
Wdth 5.75 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 0.85 lb
Language English
Subtitle A Palace, a Prince, and the Search for Home
Audience General/trade
Authors Gee, Alison Singh
Country of Origin United States

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