East into Upper East - Plain Tales from New York and New Delhi

East into Upper East - Plain Tales from New York and New Delhi

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Author: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Publisher: ABACUS
Year: 1998
Language: English
Pages: 345
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0349112495

Description

A brilliant collection of 14 funny, tragic and very beguiling stories, but most original of all, they really, truly belong together.

This brilliant collection of stories spans two worlds - the restless, aspiring society of New York's Upper East Side and the world of India's capital city, New Delhi where the old India symbolized by Gandhi's spinning wheel is giving way to one powered by industry and property development. A rich cast of characters inhabit these stories - Indian businessmen and holy women, society hostesses and ambitious young politicians, New Yorkers preoccupied with money yet also in search of meaning - their hopes and struggles depicted with warmth, sensitivity and compassion.

EXCERPTS FROM REVIEWS:

These stories are funny, tragic and very beguiling but, most original of all, they really, truly belong together. - Julie Myerson, Mail on Sunday

Dense and satisfying, poignant and wise. - Anne Chisholm, Literary Review

Extraordinarily deft. - Philip Glazebrook, Spectator