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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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Faredoon (Freddie) Junglewalla is either the jewel of the Parsi community or a murdering scoundrel. Freddie???s mother-in-law, Jerbanoo, thinks he is planning to do away with her, but Freddie has always been a pragmatist: if the old woman were to die (be murdered?) the body would have to be placed on the open-roofed Towers of Silence, in keeping with custom, and that would never do. Insurance fraud and arson, however, are well within Freddie???s repertoire???in fact he thinks he has invented the idea, so advanced is it for India, in 1901. As his ???skills??? grow he becomes a man of consequence among the Parsis, with people travelling thousands of miles to see him in Lahore, especially if they wish to escape tight spots they have got themselves into.

In this wickedly comic novel, the celebrated author of Ice-Candy Man takes us into the heart of the Parsi community, portraying its varied customs and traits with contagious humour.

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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