ISBN 9780719567605,My Nine Lives; Chapters Of A Possible Past

My Nine Lives; Chapters Of A Possible Past



Headline Book Publishing

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9780719567605

ISBN-10 0719567602

Paper Back

Number of Pages 288 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is a novelist of unequalled insight, grace and emotional power. My Nine Lives represents a new and fascinating strand in her outstanding canon of work: as she says, the 'potentially autobiographical.'

In this, her most personal book, she brilliantly explores nine possible lives. While each is located in deeply familiar territory, whether England, India, or America, and often overlaid with that essential Central European family background, each life is born of startlingly different origins and each reveals a different destiny. Here are nine different answers to the central question: what would happen if I were granted an alternative life