ISBN 9780618056804,Baumgartner's Bombay

Baumgartner's Bombay



Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Year 2000

ISBN 9780618056804

ISBN-10 0618056807

Paper Back

Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

A "beautifully written, richly textured, and haunting story" (Chaim Potok), BAUMGARTNER'S BOMBAY is Anita Desai's classic novel of the Holocaust era, a story of profound emotional wounds of war and its exiles. The novel follows Hugo Baumgartner as he flees Nazi Germany -- and his Jewish heritage -- for India, only to be imprisoned as a hostile alien and then released to Bombay at war's end. In this tale of a man who, "like a figure in a Greek tragedy . . . seems to elude his destiny" (NEW LEADER), Desai's "capacious intelligence, her unsentimental compassion" (NEW REPUBLIC) reach their full height