Heat and Dust

  Perennial Library ,#641
Heat and Dust, Ruth Prawer JhabvalaHeat and Dust, Ruth Prawer JhabvalaHeat and Dust, Ruth Prawer JhabvalaHeat and Dust, Ruth Prawer JhabvalaHeat and Dust, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
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Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 1975.
 

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A profound and powerful novel, winner of the Booker Prize in 1975.

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  
 
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