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Heat and Dust
Heat and Dust
Author: Ruth Jhabvala
A profound and powerful novel, winner of the Booker Prize Set in colonial India during the 1920s, Heat and Dust tells the story of Olivia, a beautiful woman suffocated by the propriety and social constraints of her position as the wife of an important English civil servant. Longing for passion and independence, Olivia is drawn into the spell of...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780844663357
ISBN-10: 0844663352
Publication Date: 6/1988
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Publisher: Peter Smith Pub Inc
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette
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the story of two English women drawn to India: one, the wife of an English colonial official in the 1920s, and the second, her granddaughter, who wants to find out more about an ancient scandal involving her grandmother. Great characterization of the two women and (from the perspective of someone who has never been to India) vivid descriptions of the country
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Beautiful story, very well written. Booker Prize winner.
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An English woman in the 1920's makes an unusual life in India, and 50 years later her step-granddaughter researches the story, making otheer choices about living in that country.
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