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Asked to interview India's greatest poet, Nur, Deven sees a way to escape the miseries of life as a small-town scholar. But the old man he finds deep in the bazaars of Old Delhi bears no resemblance to the idol of his youth. Deven is fooled, bullied and cheated, and drawn into a new captivity.


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"A remarkable piece of work... A magnificent novel." - Salman Rushdie, "Observer"
"A major attempt to tackle serious themes... extraordinarily rich in incident and detail." - Sebastian Faulks
"Anita Desai's most subtle and mature work to date... She retains an unforced and powerful ease in conveying the colour and sounds and sensations of Indian life." - "TLS"

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  • : vinteb
  • : 200mm X 130mm X 16mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 0.166
  • : 9780099428497
  • : vinteb
  • : July 2001
  • : general