Fire on the Mountain by Anita Desai
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Fire on the Mountain
By Anita Desai

Fire on the Mountain

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Fire on the Mountain by Anita Desai

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Nanda 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 Details

ISBN: 9780099428480
ISBN-10: 0099428482
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x 11mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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