In Custody by Anita Desai
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In Custody
By Anita Desai

In Custody

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In Custody by Anita Desai

Book Description

Touching and wonderfully funny, In Custody is woven around the yearnings and calamities of a small-town scholar in the north of India. An impoverished college lecturer, Deven, sees a way to escape from the meanness of his daily life when he is asked to interview India's greatest Urdu poet, Nur - a project that can only end in disaster.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099428497
ISBN-10: 0099428490
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Jul-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 many award-winning short story collections and novels, three of which have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, most recently Fasting, Feasting. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and lives in New York State.

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