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1 Anita Desai
Bye-Bye Black Bird
Orient Paperbacks; New Delhi, India; 812220029X / 9788122200294; Softcover; New; 
Set against England's green and grisly landscape, enigmatic and attractive to some, depressing and nauseating to others, Bye-Bye Black Bird explores the lives of the outsiders seeking to forge a new identity in an alien society.Printed Pages: 224. 106638

Price: 6.00 USD
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2 Anita Desai
Cry The Peacock
Orient Paperbacks; New Delhi, India; 8122200850 / 9788122200850; Softcover; New; 
Winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award.Cry, the Peacock is the story of a young girl, Maya, obsessed by a childhood prophecy of disaster. The author builds up an atmosphere of tension as torrid and oppressive as a stiffling Indian summer, both in the crowded, colourful cities and the strangely beautiful countryside.Printed Pages: 184. 106639

Price: 8.12 USD
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3 Anita Desai
Fire on the Mountain
Vintage; London, UK; 1999; 0099428482 / 9780099428480; Reprint; Paperback; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 146. 002986

Price: 7.25 USD
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4 Ian Buruma, Christopher De Bellaigue, Amartya Sen, Anita Desai, Roderick MacFarquhar, Hilary Mantel, and Pankaj Mishra; Preface By N.Ram; Introduction By Arundhati Roy; Edited By Robert B. Silvers and Barbara Epstein (eds)
India: A Mosaic
New York Review Books; New York ,USA; 2000; 0940322080 / 9780940322080; First Edition; Hardcover; New; Very Good; 
Printed Pages: 319. Slightly rubbed dust jacket. 019953

Price: 24.95 USD
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5 Anita Desai
The Vollage by the Sea
Puffin; New Delhi, India; 1992; 0143335499 / 9780143335498; First Edition; Paperback; New; New; 
Untouched by the twentieth century, Thul, the small fishing village near Bombay, is still ruled by the age-old seasonal rhythms. Hari and Lila have lived in the village all their lives, but their family is now desperately down on its luck. Their father drinks; their mother is seriously ill; and there is no money to keep them fed and clothed. Delicately and exquisitely executed, Anita Desai’s gentle and probing story traces the evolution of Hari and Lila into adults as each of them faces the family’s predicament – just as the first signs of industrial India creep into their village. ‘[Anita Desai] has the gift of opening up a closed world and making it clearly visible and, by the end, familiar.’ Sunday Times 003518

Price: 5.50 USD
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6 Anita Desai
Voices in the City
Orient Paperbacks; New Delhi, India; 8122200532 / 9788122200539; Softcover; New; 
Voices in the City is based on the life of the middle class intellectuals of Calcutta. It is an unforgettable story of a Bohemian brother and his two sisters caught in the crosscurrents of changing social values. In many ways the story reflects a vivid picture of India's social transition - a phase in which the older elements are not altogether dead, and the emergent ones not fully evolved. The novel describes the bitter effects of the urban living upon an Indian family. Brought up in luxury and magnificence by an over indulgent mother, Nirode settles down in Calcutta and becomes engrossed in its bohemian life, while his elder sister, Monisha lives out a servile existence within the rigid and stiff confines of a traditional Hindu family. Amla sees the city as a monster, Nirode sacrifices everything for his career, and Monisha cannot bear her stifling existence in the household of a wealthy old Calcutta family.Printed Pages: 254. 106640

Price: 8.50 USD
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7 Anita Desai
Where Shall We Go This Summer?
Orient Paperbacks; New Delhi, India; 8122200885 / 9788122200881; Softcover; New; 
Where Shall We Go This Summer is an intense story of a sensitive young wife torn between the desire to abandon the boredom and hypocrisy of her middle class and ostensibly comfortable existance, and the realisation that the bonds that tie her to it cannot easily be broken.Printed Pages: 144. 106641

Price: 7.37 USD
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