ISBN 9780099484943,The Zigzag Way

The Zigzag Way


Anita Desai


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9780099484943

ISBN-10 0099484943

Paper Back

Number of Pages 192 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

She is one of the best English language novelists of modern times' Daily Telegraph Eric is an uncertain, awkward young man, a would-be writer, and a traveller in spite of himself. Happy to follow his more confident girlfriend to Mexico, he is overwhelmed with sensory overload, but gradually seduced - by the strangeness, the colour, the mysteries of an older world. He finds himself on a curious quest for his own family in a 'ghost' mining town, now barely inhabited, where almost a hundred years earlier young Cornish miners worked the rich seams in the earth. On the D-a de los Muertos, the feast day when the locals celebrate and remember their dead, the various strands of the novel come together hauntingly, bringing together past and present in a moment of quiet, powerful epiphany