Palpasa Café tells the story of an artist, Drishya, during the height of the Nepalese Civil War. The novel is partly a love story of Drishya and the first generation American Nepali, Palpasa, who has returned to the land of her parents after 9/11. It is often called an anti-war novel, and describes the effects of the civil war on the Nepali countryside that Drishya travels to.
... a powerful anti-war novel that will be read and talked about for years. It drags us beyond Snagri~La and forces us to look at the abyss below.
A clever and original novel set amid the death and fear of Maoist Guerrilla war in Nepal.