The Zigzag Way

Desai, Anita

Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099484943 / ISBN 13: 9780099484943
Used / PAPERBACK / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

0099484943 signs of little wear on the cover. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
2.93 avg rating
(367 ratings)

Synopsis: In The Zigzag Way, the critically acclaimed novelist Anita Desai offers a gorgeously nuanced story of expatriates and travelers adrift in an unfamiliar land. Eric, a young American historian, has come to Mexico on his first trip abroad. His search for his immigrant family?s roots brings him to a town in the Sierrra Madre, where a hundred years earlier Cornish miners toiled without relief. Here the suspiciously enigmatic Dona Vera, the fierce Austrian widow of a mining baron, has become a local legend, but her reputation for philanthropy glosses over a darker history. A haunting, powerful novel that culminates on the Day of the Dead, The Zigzag Way examines the subtle interplay between past and present.

Anita Desai is the author of many acclaimed works of fiction, including Baumgartner?s Bombay, Clear Light of Day, Diamond Dust, and Fasting, Feasting, among other works. Three of her novels have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. A professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she now lives in New York.

From the Inside Flap: From the author of Fasting, Feasting comes her visually and emotionally haunting new novel.
Eric is an uncertain, awkward young man, a would-be writer, and a traveller in spite of himself. Happy to follow his more confident girlfriend to Mexico, he is overwhelmed with sensory overload, but gradually seduced -- by the strangeness, the colour, the mysteries of an older world. He finds himself on a curious quest for his own family in a "ghost" mining town, now barely inhabited, where almost a hundred years earlier young Cornish miners worked the rich seams in the earth.
On the Dia de los Muertos, the feast day when the locals celebrate and remember their dead, the various strands of the novel come together hauntingly, bringing together past and present in a moment of quiet, powerful epiphany.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Zigzag Way
Publisher: Vintage
Binding: PAPERBACK
Book Condition: Very Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Anita Desai
Published by Vintage 07/04/2005 (2005)
ISBN 10: 0099484943 ISBN 13: 9780099484943
Used Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Fun_Meister
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage 07/04/2005, 2005. Book Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780099484943

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.54
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Anita Desai
Published by Vintage 07/04/2005 (2005)
ISBN 10: 0099484943 ISBN 13: 9780099484943
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller
AwesomeBooks
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage 07/04/2005, 2005. Book Condition: Good. This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780099484943

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.54
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Anita Desai
Published by Vintage 07/04/2005 (2005)
ISBN 10: 0099484943 ISBN 13: 9780099484943
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller
AwesomeBooks
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage 07/04/2005, 2005. Book Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780099484943

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.54
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Desai, Anita
ISBN 10: 0099484943 ISBN 13: 9780099484943
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
PreLoved ltd
(AYLESBURY, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # PL00985599B

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 1.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.25
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Desai, Anita
Published by Vintage (2005)
ISBN 10: 0099484943 ISBN 13: 9780099484943
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 6
Seller
Bestsellersuk
(Hereford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. No.1 BESTSELLERS - great prices, friendly customer service â" all orders are dispatched next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000440356

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 1.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.89
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Desai, Anita
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099484943 ISBN 13: 9780099484943
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Green Earth Books
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Bookseller Inventory # G0099484943I4N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Desai, Anita
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099484943 ISBN 13: 9780099484943
Used Quantity Available: 6
Seller
Wonder Book
(Frederick, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Book Condition: As New. Bookseller Inventory # P02C-wqf1433

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Desai, Anita
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099484943 ISBN 13: 9780099484943
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Wonder Book
(Frederick, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Book Condition: Very Good. . Bookseller Inventory # P02C-wqf1459

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Desai, Anita:
Published by Vintage, London, (2005)
ISBN 10: 0099484943 ISBN 13: 9780099484943
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, London, 2005. Book Condition: Sehr gut. kleine Lagerspuren am Buch, Inhalt einwandfrei und ungelesen 429336 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 105. Bookseller Inventory # 326045

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 2.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 39.12
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Desai, Anita
Published by Vintage (2005)
ISBN 10: 0099484943 ISBN 13: 9780099484943
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Bestsellersuk
(Hereford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. No.1 BESTSELLERS - great prices, friendly customer service â" all orders are dispatched next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000437827

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.89
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 7 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book