A CBC Best Book of 2019
A crackling debut, 26 Knots starts with a fire and never stops smouldering.
Grand in scope, spare in execution, and lush in language, 26 Knots is a fable-like tale of love, obsession, and everything in between. Araceli loves Adrien. Adrien loves Penelope. Penelope marries Gabriel, who is tormented by the search for the father he never knew. Set in Montreal, but spiralling out across Canada, Bindu Suresh's debut novel deftly reveals the devastating consequences of betrayal and commitment, of grief and hope.
Such a good read. Fast. And rich and dark and passionate. SO MANY FEELS." - Jael Richardson, CBC Radio's Q Book Columnist
"One of the most striking Canadian literary debuts of the year." - Montreal Gazette
A former journalist and current paediatrician, Bindu Suresh is the author of short stories that have appeared in various literary publications. She studied literature at Columbia University and medicine at McGill University. Born in Wales, she grew up in Canada and has spent equal parts of her life in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec. She currently lives in Montreal.