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In Custody By Anita Desai

In Custody
by Anita Desai

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Touching and wonderfully funny, In Custody is woven around the yearnings and calamities of a small-town scholar in the north of India. An impoverished college lecturer, Deven, sees a way to escape from the meanness of his daily life when he is asked to interview India's greatest Urdu poet, Nur - a project that can only end in disaster.
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In Custody by Anita Desai

Touching and wonderfully funny, In Custody is woven around the yearnings and calamities of a small-town scholar in the north of India. An impoverished college lecturer, Deven, sees a way to escape from the meanness of his daily life when he is asked to interview India's greatest Urdu poet, Nur - a project that can only end in disaster.

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In Custody Reviews


"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." * Times Literary Supplement *
"A wry, gently humorous novel, full of wisdom and restraint... The author chronicles India lovingly but it would be a mistake to think of her simply as an Indian writer, for her themes are universal" * Financial Times *

About Anita Desai


Anita Desai was born and educated in India. Her published works include many award-winning short story collections and novels, three of which have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, most recently Fasting, Feasting. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and lives in New York State.

Additional information

GOR000740025
In Custody by Anita Desai
Anita Desai
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2001-07-05
240
0099428490
9780099428497
N/A
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