Heat and Dust

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  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
  • Author:  Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
  • Year: 26-11-2012
  • Translator from English: Milena Popova
  • Availability:  In Stock
  • Product Code:  1025-01
  • SKU: 08.0036
  • ISBN: 978-619-152-132-6
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A profound and powerful novel, winner of the Booker Prize

Set in colonial India during the 1920s, Heat and Dust tells the story of Olivia, a beautiful woman suffocated by the propriety and social constraints of her position as the wife of an important English civil servant. Longing for passion and independence, Olivia is drawn into the spell of the Nawab, a minor Indian prince deeply involved in gang raids and criminal plots. She is intrigued by the Nawab's charm and aggressive courtship, and soon begins to spend most of her days in his company. But then she becomes pregnant, and unsure of the child's paternity, she is faced with a wrenching dilemma. Her reaction to the crisis humiliates her husband and outrages the British community, breeding a scandal that lives in collective memory long after her death.

About the Author

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, CBE (1927–2013) was a German-born British and American Booker prize-winning novelist, short story writer and two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter. She is perhaps best know... Read more

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Tags: Eastern Fiction Books,India,Adventure Novels,Modern Novels,Historical Fiction

Specification
Year 26-11-2012
Translator from English: Milena Popova
Pages 176
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 0.23 kg
Cover Type Paperback
Genre Eastern Fiction Books, India, Adventure Novels, Modern Novels, Historical Fiction

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