Fire on the Mountain
By (author) Anita Desai
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Fire on the Mountain by Anita Desai
Book DescriptionNanda Kaul is old. She has chosen to spend her last years high up in the mountains where she can arrange her thoughts into tranquility. But her solitude is broken when her fragile and secretive great-grand-daughter, Raka, comes to stay. It is an intrusion Nanda Kaul deeply resents, but this child has a capacity to change things. Through the long hot summer months hidden dependencies and old wounds are uncovered, until tragedy seems as inevitable as a forest fire on the hillsides surrounding the villa.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099428480
(198mm x 130mm x 11mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2001
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 published works include novels, children's books and short stories. Clear Light of Day (1980), In Custody (1984) and Fasting Feasting (1999) were all shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and The Village by the Sea won the Guardian Award for Children's Fiction in 1982. Anita Desai is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in London, of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York and of Girton College at the University of Cambridge. She teaches in the Writing Program at M.I.T and divides her time between India, Boston, Massachusetts and Cambridge, England. In Custody was recently filmed by Merchant Ivory Productions.
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