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Clear Light of Day, Desai,  Anita
Clear Light of Day
Anita Desai

Paperback $19.99 - RANDOM HOUSE UK
Fiction - Published: 20/Aug/2018 - ISBN: 9781784873929

To the family living in the shabby, dusty house in Delhi, Tara's visit brings a sharp reminder of life outside tradition. For Bim, coping endlessly with their problems, there is a renewal of the old jealousies for, unlike her sister, she has failed to escape. Looking at both the cruelty and the beauty of family life and the harshness of India's modern history, Clear Light of Day brilliantly evokes the painful process of confronting and healing old wounds. Born and educated in India, Anita Desai is the author of many novels and short stories, and has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times for her novels Clear Light of Day, In Custody and Fasting, Feasting. She is the Emerita John E. Burchard Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Fellow of both the American Academy of Arts and the Royal Society of Literature. 'A rich Chekhovian novel by one of the most gifted of contemporary Indian writers' New Yorker

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