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Diamond Dust Other Stories

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  • ENGLISH

    Language
  • 224

    Pages
  • 9780099289647

    ISBN
  • 129 mm

    Width
  • 198 mm

    Height
  • 168 gram

    Weight
  • DIAMOND

    Edition
  • PAPERBACK

    Binding
  • 1 MARCH 2001

    Publish Date
  • 11 mm

    Spine Width

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    Description

    Whole lives come into focus in this rich and diverse collection, as Desai trains her luminous spotlight on private universes from India to Canada and New England, from Cornwall to Mexico. Her protagonists set out on journeys and find themselves suddenly beyond the pale, or surprisingly back where they started from. Caught up in cycles of hope and disappointment, their lives are ruled by the seasons, or straitjacketed by the conventions of hospitality, friendship and family. In the title story, a beloved dog, black as Satan, brings nothing but disaster; in another, a business man away from home sees his...  Read More

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    Anita Desai

    Anita Desai was born in 1937. Her published works include adult novels, childrens books and short stories. Sh e is a member of the Advisory Board for English of the National Academy of Letters in Delhi and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in London. Anita Mazumdar Desai is an Indian novelist and Emeritus John E. Burchard Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has been shortlisted for the Booker prize three times. Her daughter, the author , is the winner of the 2006 Booker prize.

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