Diamond Dust

Diamond Dust

Product ID: 6448

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Author: Anita Desai
Publisher: Vintage
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 207
ISBN/UPC (if available): NA


A charming new collection of stories that are both serious and wonderfully entertaining.

Old relationships stir up buried resentments, a beloved dog causes havoc, a businessman away from home sees his own death, and freedom springs in surprising ways. In this brilliant new collection of funny, sad, compassionate and charming stories, Anita Desai shows us ordinary lives in a disconcerting world, where hopes and dreams clash with disappointment and the human spirit shines strongly from India to Canada and England.


Exquisite. These are stories whose beauty is in the detail, and their knowledge of the human psyche. They sparkle, not with the brash glitter of rhinestones, but with the intenser, more complex fie of real diamonds. - The Times

Anita Desai is one of the most brilliant and subtle writers ever to have described the meeting of eastern and western culture. Her new collection of stories is both serious and wonderfully entertaining. - Alison Lurie

Desai is one of India's finest writers in English. A charming collection that leaves you desperately thumbing the pages for another story. - Time Out

Desai creates unforgettable moments, both visual and emotional. She is one of the best English language novelists of modern times. Her work is always beautifully honed: the language precise, the tone perceptive. Diamond Dust if a gem of a book. - Daily Telegraph

Unsentimental, dazzling, funny and achingly sad. - Literary Review