Diamond Dust and Other Stories
By (author) Anita Desai
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Diamond Dust and Other Stories by Anita Desai
Book DescriptionWhole 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099289647
(199mm x 130mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 23-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Anita Desai
Village by the Sea, Paperback (July 2015)
Lila and Hari, aged 13 and 12, struggle to keep the family, including two young sisters, going when their mother is ill and their father usually the worse for drink. When Hari goes to Bombay to find work, Lila seems to be responsible for everything.
Battle of the Villa Fiorita, Paperback (February 2015)
From the author of Black Narcissus, this acclaimed coming-of-age novel examines the tensions of divorce from a child's perspective.
Lady and the Unicorn, Paperback (February 2015)
In The Lady and the Unicorn Rumer Godden explores the cultural divide in colonial India through a young, forbidden romance.
River, Paperback (February 2015)» View all books by Anita Desai
This is Rumer Godden's unforgettable evocation of India and of childhood, of innocence and experience. A small masterpiece.
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Author Biography - Anita Desai
Anita Desai was born and educated in India. Her novels "Fasting, Feasting," "Clear Light of Day" and" In Custody," were all shortlisted for the Booker Prize. "In Custody" was filmed by Merchant Ivory Productions. Anita Desai is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the American Academy of Arts and Letters as well as a Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge. She teaches in the Writing Program at MIT and is currently a Visiting Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford. She divides her time between India, Massachusetts, and England.
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