• Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
Released January 1, 1978
ISBN 9780060110796

£30.00

Set in contemporary Bombay and other cities, these stories reflect the kaleidoscope of urban life - evoking the colour, sounds and white-hot heat of the city. Warm, perceptive, humorous and touched with sadness, Anita Desai's stories are peopled with intensely individual characters - the man spiritually transformed by the surface texture of a melon; the American wife who, homesick for the verdant farmlands of Vermont, turns to the hippies in the Indian hills; the painter living in a slum who fills his canvasses with flowers, birds and landscapes he has never seen.

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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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