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Heat and Dust
Heat and Dust
Author: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
The beautiful, spoiled and bored Olivia, married to a civil servant, outrages society in the tiny, suffocating town of Satipur by eloping with an Indian prince. Fifty years later, her step-granddaughter goes back to the heat, the dust and the squalor of the bazaars to solve the enigma of Olivia's scandal. 'A superb book. A complex story line, ha...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780349000138
ISBN-10: 0349000131
Publication Date: 10/1/2011
Pages: 192
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Publisher: Abacus Software
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, 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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