The Escape Artist

By Anita Kushwaha

The Escape Artist
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The Escape Artist is the story of Nisha, a nine-year-old Indian-Canadian girl whose vivid imagination keeps her entertained in the loneliness she experiences as an only child and one of the few children in her neighbourhood. After her grandmother dies, her aunt Neela comes to ... Read more


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The Escape Artist is the story of Nisha, a nine-year-old Indian-Canadian girl whose vivid imagination keeps her entertained in the loneliness she experiences as an only child and one of the few children in her neighbourhood. After her grandmother dies, her aunt Neela comes to live with Nisha and her parents. Neela suffers from severe post-traumatic stress disorder after having witnessed the death of her father when she was a girl. Neela and Nisha bond over their active imaginations, dreaming up adventures together in the room Neela all but refuses to leave – until an unexpected emergency.

Anita Kushwaha

Anita Kushwaha grew up in Aylmer, Quebec. She has a passion for writing and research. Her work as a Cultural Geographer has taken her to some of the most beautiful communities in Canada’s North. When she isn’t at her writing desk, she enjoys teaching yoga and losing herself in a good book. Writing has been her chosen method of self-expression from a young age. She lives in Ottawa with her husband and cat.

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