A Lovesong for India: Tales from East and West

Author(s): Ruth Prawer Jhabvala


Taking us from a sweltering Indian rooftop at night to the marble halls of an ageing Bollywood star's palace, this is a new collection of short stories from Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. A wedding is planned between two innocents at a crumbling mansion of a grand Hudson Valley estate, while among the white-socked convent girls of post-colonial New Delhi a mixed-race couple contemplate their son's alienation and the failure of hope. A young English girl infiltrates Fifth Avenue theatrical royalty and a lovely Broadway starlet exacts a clever, protracted revenge against her nemesis. Speaking of mortality and family rivalry, of the transfer of power from old to young, of love and the loss of innocence, this is a delicious assortment of fairytales and parables.


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Multi-layered, subtle, wonderful short stories from the inimitable Booker-prize winning author, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has won the Man Booker Prize for Heat and Dust, as well as two Oscars for screenwriting (for A Room with a View and Howard's End)

General Fields

  • : 9781408705148
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Little, Brown
  • : 0.228
  • : July 2013
  • : 197mm X 126mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2013
  • : books

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  • : Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 823.92
  • : 288