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The Crow Eaters

Sidhwa, Bapsi

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ISBN 10: 0224018507 / ISBN 13: 9780224018500
Published by Jonathan Cape, London, 1980
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First published in Great Britain 1980, stated; no additional printings mentioned. Inscribed, signed, located, and dated by the author on the title page: "With best wishes, / for N-- and D-- / Bapsy Sidhwa / Boston, / June 17, 88." The book is square and unmarked; one corner lightly bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (a sticker with "J Cape Net UK only L6.95p" at the bottom of the front flap); chipped and edgeworn; two short closed tears to the bottom of the front panel; Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007263

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Title: The Crow Eaters

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Bapsi Sidhwa???s brilliant fourth novel chronicles the adventures of a young Pakistani girl in America with an enormously satisfying story and characters???

The extended family of Feroza Ginwalla, a lively and temperamental girl, agonizes over the decision to send her to America for a three-month holiday. This act of apparent audacity arises from concern over Feroza???s conservative attitudes, which stem from Pakistan???s rising tide of fundamentalism.

Feroza???s chaperone in America, an uncle only six years her senior, is her guide, friend, and the bane of her existence. Her relationship and adventures shape her alternatively hilarious and terrifying perceptions of the US. Feroza???s family in Pakistan, meanwhile, is in delicious turmoil over the possibility that American ways will ruin her???

About the Author:

Bapsi Sidhwa is the internationally acclaimed, award-winning author of four novels: An American Brat, The Pakistani Bride, The Crow Eaters and Ice-Candy-Man, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and was made into the film 1947: Earth by Deepa Mehta. She is also the editor of the anthology City of Sin and Splendour: Writings on Lahore.

Her work has been published in ten countries and has been translated into several languages. Born in Karachi, and brought up in Lahore, Sidhwa now lives in Houston, Texas.

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