Naked Beneath the Midnight Sun (Paperback)
Bored college student Suchu, longing to get away from her squabbling parents, leaves India for Norway and the Vestby Folk High School, taking a leap into the unknown.
Shy but inquisitive, Suchu often finds herself the centre of attention, exotic among the students, from all over the world. She takes advantage of this, learning to enjoy others' interest in her, finding new friends and an oddly ambivalent relationship with her roommate, Catherine, whose boyfriend Suchu covets.
Through correspondence more frank than conversation ever was, Suchu learns about herself and her parents and they grow closer, now they are apart. The young girl falls in love with Norway, but she also discovers the darker side of freedom. Where do her terrible dreams come from? Why has her roommate left?
Norway's magic casts its spell on Suchu and she doesn't want to leave, but can her Indian roots compete with those she wishes to put down in Norway?