Set in contemporary Bombay and other cities, these stories reflect the kaleidoscope of urban life - evoking the colour, sounds and white-hot heat of the city.
Warm, perceptive, humorous and touched with sadness, Anita Desai's stories are peopled with intensely individual characters - the man spiritually transformed by the surface texture of a melon; the American wife who, homesick for the verdant farmlands of Vermont, turns to the hippies in the Indian hills; the painter living in a slum who fills his canvasses with flowers, birds and landscapes he has never seen.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/10/2001
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099428534