The Village By The Sea
By Anita Desai
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 permanently drunk; their mother is seriously ill; and there is no money to keep them fed and clothed. Hara and Lila have to earn the money to keep house and look after their two young sisters. In desperation, Hari runs away to Bombay, leaving Lila to cope alone.
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
About the Author : Anita Desai was born and educated in India. Her novels Fasting, Feasting, Clear Light of Day and In Custody, were all shortlisted for the Booker Prize. In Custody was filmed by Merchant Ivory Productions. Anita Desai is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the American Academy of Arts and Letters as well as a Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge. She teaches in the Writing Program at MIT and is currently a Visiting Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford. She divides her time between India, Massachusetts, and England.
Author: Anita Desai
Size: 12.9cm X 19.5cm
|Packing Weight||0.25 kg|
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