The Mistress of SpiceseBook - 1997
A magic realism tale on Tilo, a woman from India who is given immortality by the gods as long as she remains chaste. In her old age Tilo ends up in California, running a spice shop and helping immigrants. One day enters Raven, a handsome American, and Tilo transforms herself into a beautiful woman for a night of love. Now she must pay the price.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, c1997
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed
Characteristics: 221 p