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The Resource Clear light of day, Anita Desai

Clear light of day, Anita Desai

Label
Clear light of day
Title
Clear light of day
Statement of responsibility
Anita Desai
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The novel begins with the triennial visit of the younger sister Tara and her diplomat husband to the old family home, a decaying suburban mansion on the banks of the Jumma outside Old Delhi. Here Bim the older sister, lives with the youngest brother, Baba. Baba is autistic, a childlike, speechless whisp of a man who spends his days playing 'I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas' and 'Donkey seranade' on an ancient wind-up gramophone. The oldest brother, Raja, has moved away. The book divides itself equally between the present of Tara's visit and the sisters' memories of the past ... The visit is a strain -- a series of under-the-surface estrangements and rapprochements, with sisterly care ebbing and flowing." Times Lit Suppl. "This work 'does what only the best novels can do: it totally submerges us. It takes us so deeply into another world that we almost fear we won't be able to climb out again.'" N Y Times Book Rev
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Desai, Anita
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9499.3.D465
LC item number
C56 2000
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Delhi (India)
  • Sisters
  • Domestic fiction
Label
Clear light of day, Anita Desai
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Mariner book."
Control code
ocm44732280
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Mariner books ed.
Extent
182 p.
Isbn
9780618074518
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00061326
Label
Clear light of day, Anita Desai
Publication
Note
"A Mariner book."
Control code
ocm44732280
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Mariner books ed.
Extent
182 p.
Isbn
9780618074518
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00061326

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