Heat & Dust

Prawer, Jhabvala, Ruth

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An enticing tale of love, marriage and scandalous escape from duty for a British colonial wife in India in 1923, interwoven with that of her step-grandaughter who follows her story fifty years later, trying to discover why she is a family taboo.

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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, handled with dazzling assurance . . . moving and profound. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has not only written a love story, she has also exposed the soul and nerve ends of a fascinating and compelling country. This is a book of cool, controlled brilliance. It is a jewel to be treasured’ THE TIMES

Additional information

Weight 140 g
Dimensions 200 × 132 × 12 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

192

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.914 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K