ISBN 9788184000566,Collected Stories

Collected Stories


Anita Desai


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788184000566

ISBN-10 8184000561

Paper Back

Number of Pages 344 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

Buried resentments, unexpected disappointments, new friendships, small acts of cruelty, journeys that take you back to where you started. With trademark compassion and tender irony, Anita Desai's short stories give us familiar worlds made unfamiliar, to wonderful effect.

An ageing couple is stranded in a stultifying Delhi summer by the visit of a roguish old Oxford friend, who trades on his charm; an American woman turns to hippies living in the Indian hills, homesick for the farmlands of Vermont; a dog terrorizes the neighbourhood but is cherished by his stern master; a Delhi girl of slender means finds a new kind of freedom with her young friends, in her barsati home; a peaceful game of hide and seek turns into a nightmare; a businessman sees his own death.

In one masterly volume, for the first time ever, here are Anita Desai's collected stories - including Diamond Dust and Games at Twilight.