Author(s): Anita Desai
To the family living in a shabby, dusty house in Delhi, Tara's visit brings a sharp reminder of life outside tradition. For Bim coping endlessly with their problems, there is renewal of the old jealousies for, unlike her sister, she has failed to escape.
"A rich Chekhovian novel by one of the most gifted of contemporary Indian writers." - "New Yorker"
"Anita Desai has created an entire little civilization here from a fistful of memories, from a patchwork of sickroom dreams and childhood games and fairy tales. Clear Light of Day does what only the very best novels can do; it totally submerges us. It also takes us so deeply into another world that we almost fear we won't be able to climb out again." - Anne Tyler, "New York Times"
"A wonderful novel about silence and music, about the partition of a family as well as a nation." - "New York Times"