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Fire on the Mountain (English) (Paperback): Book by Anita Desai

Fire on the Mountain (English) (Paperback)

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ISBN: 9788184000573    Publisher: Random House India Year of publishing: 2008     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 176        Language: English
'One of the finest English language novelists of modern times.' daily telegraph one are the days when nanda kaul watched over her family and played the part of vice - chancellor's wife. Leaving her children...Read more
'One of the finest English language novelists of modern times.' daily telegraph one are the days when nanda kaul watched over her family and played the part of vice - chancellor's wife. Leaving her children behind in the real world, the busier world,she has chosen to spend her last years alone in the mountains in kasauli, in a secluded bungalow called carignano. Until one summer her great - grand daughter raka is dispatched to casual - and everything changes. Nanda is at first dismayed at this break in herpreciously acquired solitude. Fiercely taciturn, raka is, like her, quite untamed. The girlprefers the company of apricot trees and animals to her great - grandmother's, and spendsher afternoons rambling over the mountainside. But the two are more alike than they know. Throughout the hot, long summer, nanda's old, hidden dependencies and wounds come to the surface, ending, inevitably, in tragedy. Marvelous yet restrained, fire on the mountain speaks of the past and its unshakable hold over the present.'Beautifully accomplished and memorable... she has the ability to shape and refine apiece of her own intense imagination into an independent work of art.' The Times
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About the author: Anita Desai
Anita Desai was born and educated in India. Her published works include novels, children's books and short stories. Clear Light of Day (1980), In Custody... Read more
Anita Desai was born and educated in India. Her published works include novels, children's books and short stories. Clear Light of Day (1980), In Custody (1984) and Fasting Feasting (1999) were all shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and The Village by the Sea won the Guardian Award for Children's Fiction in 1982. Anita Desai is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in London, of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York and of Girton College at the University of Cambridge. She teaches in the Writing Program at M.I.T and divides her time between India, Boston, Massachusetts and Cambridge, England. In Custody was recently filmed by Merchant Ivory Productions. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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