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BACKWARD PLACE

RUTH PRAWER JHABVALA    Book Number: 85607    Product format: Paperback

Six colourful, comic characters inhabit this novel by the winner of the Booker Prize. All but one are Westerners who have come to Delhi to experience an alternative way of life. But far from being hippies, their ability to adapt to this exotic culture often leaves something to be desired. Etta, an aristocrat, faded beauty, maintains her Parisian chic, while Clarissa talks enthusiastically about the simple life, but stops short of ever roughing it herself. On the other hand Bal, the one Indian protagonist, holds quite Western aspirations to Hollywood glamour. "Now they grew melancholy and all sank back onto the grass, to contemplate the high, blue sky and the yellow fields and the blackened monuments. In the face of his Absolute, they recognise the transitoriness of all human pleasures and endeavours." Breathe in deeply the smells and thoughts of this genius writer. 315pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9780349142753
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