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Title: DIAMOND DUST & OTHER STORIES
By: Anita Desai
Format: Electronic book text

List price: £7.99


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ISBN 10: 1448104548
ISBN 13: 9781448104543
Publisher: VINTAGE PUBLISHING
Pub. date: 1 December, 2011
Pages: 224
Description: Focuses on private universes from India to Canada and New England, from Cornwall to Mexico. In this book, the author's protagonists set out on journeys and find themselves suddenly beyond the pale, or surprisingly back where they started from.
Synopsis: 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 own death; and elsewhere, old relationships stir up buried resentments, issues demand commitment - or escape. And in the final quiet masterpiece, one of Delhi's girls of slender means finds a kind of joy and freedom in a strange rooftop community.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Vintage Digital
Returns: Non-returnable
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