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Diamond Dust: Stories

Desai, Anita

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ISBN 10: 061804213X / ISBN 13: 9780618042135
Published by Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin / Mariner, 2000
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VG/na. Slight corner curl with slight laminate lift. First US Edition. ARC/Proof. "Advance Reading Copy". Pictorial wraps. Bookseller Inventory # 003219

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Title: Diamond Dust: Stories

Publisher: Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin / Mariner

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Upon the recent publication of Fasting, Feasting, critics raved about Anita Desai: "Desai is more than smart; she's an undeniable genius" (Washington Post Book World). The Wall Street Journal called Fasting, Feasting "poignant, penetrating . . . a splendid novel, " while the Boston Globe celebrated Desai's "beautiful literary universe." Now, in this richly diverse collection, Desai trains her luminous spotlight on private universes, stretching from India to New England, from Cornwall to Mexico. Skillfully navigating the fault lines between social obligation and personal loyalties, the men and women in these nine tales set out on journeys that suddenly go beyond the pale -- or surprisingly lead them back to where they started from. In the mischievous title story, a beloved dog brings nothing but disaster to his obsessed master; in other tales, old friendships and family ties stir up buried feelings, demanding either renewed commitment or escape. And in the final exquisite story, a young woman discovers a new kind of freedom in Delhi's rooftop community.
With her trademark "perceptiveness, delicacy of language, and sharp wit" (Salman Rushdie) in full evidence here, Anita Desai once again gloriously confirms that she is "India's finest writer in English" (Independent).

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ANITA DESAI is the author of Fasting, Feasting, Baumgartner’s Bombay, Clear Light of Day, and Diamond Dust, among other works. Three of her books have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Desai was born and educated in India and now lives in the New York City area.

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