Baumgartner's Bombay

Baumgartner's Bombay

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  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1988
ISBN -

£30.00

A "beautifully written, richly textured, and haunting story" (Chaim Potok), BAUMGARTNER'S BOMBAY is Anita Desai's classic novel of the Holocaust era, a story of profound emotional wounds of war and its exiles. The novel follows Hugo Baumgartner as he flees Nazi Germany -- and his Jewish heritage -- for India, only to be imprisoned as a hostile alien and then released to Bombay at war's end. In this tale of a man who, "like a figure in a Greek tragedy . . . seems to elude his destiny" (NEW LEADER), Desai's "capacious intelligence, her unsentimental compassion" (NEW REPUBLIC) reach their full height.

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Anita Desai

Born and educated in India, Anita Desai is the author of many novels and short stories, and has three times been shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and though she lives in New York State, each year she spends time in India and Cambridge UK.

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