Out of India
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"...There is not a shoddy line or unnecessary word here; the book has the hallmark of balance, subtlety, humor and beauty." —New York Times
RUTH PRAWER JHABVALA is the author of twenty books. She is the recipient of Booker Prize, a MacArthur fellowship, and has been honored with an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Jhabvala’s screenplays for Merchant-Ivory Productions have earned two Academy Awards. She passed away in 2013.
“…There is not a shoddy line or unnecessary word here; the book has the hallmark of balance, subtlety, humor and beauty.” —New York Times
“In plain, unassuming prose that doesn’t altogether conceal the tears and laughter that give it urgency, the story of many different Indias unfolds in these 15 tales… All the stories, unrelated but focusing on the search for a quiet center that justifies disjointed and woebegone lives, are woven together in a glowing tapestry enriched by profound knowledge, humor and compassion.” —Publishers Weekly