Clear Light of Day

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.


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"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"


General Fields

  • : 9780099276180
  • : vinteb
  • : vinteb
  • : March 2001
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 13mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Anita Desai
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 823
  • : 192