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Baumgartner's Bombay

Desai, Anita

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ISBN 10: 0394572297 / ISBN 13: 9780394572291
Published by Knopf, U.S.A., 1989
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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1st American Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on a bookplate affixed to front end page (signature only). remainder mark on bottom. light crease on DJ front flap. $18.95 price is present on flap; mylar protected. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 027783

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Title: Baumgartner's Bombay

Publisher: Knopf, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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An outsider in India, where he has fled from Nazi Germany, Hugo Baumgartner finds his painful past dredged up when he offers to help a wild young German hippie

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“Beautifully observed... Recovers a lost slice of history in its portrayal of a wounded survivor.” – Observer

“Hugo Baumgartner, the central character of Anita Desai’s dazzling novel, is a wandering Jew all his life. From the agonizing scenes of his childhood in pre-war Berlin, through his spell in business in Calcutta and then Bombay, he
simply does not belong. Too dark for Hitler’s society, he is too fair for India; he remains a firanghi, a foreigner, wherever he goes.” – Daily Telegraph

“Cleverly constructed, and full of sharp perceptions about human nature under the skin, whatever the colour.” – The Times

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