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Podcast Episode 3

The Snow Line

with Tessa McWatt
Hosted by Manahil Bandukwala

The Snow Line

with Tessa McWatt
Hosted by Manahil Bandukwala
Tessa McWatt

Join us for a conversation between poet Manahil Bandukwala and Tessa McWatt, the author of The Snow Line, a novel that explores love and endurance in the face of change and violence, and how people find wholeness and belonging when their own identities feel shattered.


Northern India, 2009. Four travellers disembark from the Dhauladhar Express at the Pathankot train station, having arrived in Punjab to attend a wedding. Yosh, 30, a yoga teacher from Vancouver; Monica, 30, the bride's cousin from Toronto; Reema, 26, the bride's childhood friend, a mixed-heritage Londoner in search of her Indianness; and Jackson, 86, who is returning to India after a long hiatus in Boston, and who carries with him a small tea canister in which he has placed his wife Amelia's ashes.


These intergenerational and intercultural relationships are a meeting of the past and the future, a reconciliation of past wrongs and a possibility that the future might be less violent, less selfish, less segregated. But can it be?


Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.


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