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The Artist of Disappearance

The Artist of Disappearance

Audio Library Digital

12/20/2011

272 minutes

9781611205053

Audio Retail Digital

12/20/2011

272 minutes

9781611205060

Audio CD

12/20/2011

4 Audio CD

272 minutes

9781611205039

Audio MP3 CD

12/20/2011

1 Audio MP3 CD

272 minutes

9781611205077

Playaway

12/20/2011

272 minutes

9781611205084

Description:

Award-winning, internationally acclaimed author Anita Desai ruminates on art and memory, illusion and disillusion, and the sharp divide between life's expectations and its realities in three perfectly etched novellas. Set in India in the not-too-distant past, the dramas illuminate the ways in which Indian culture can nourish or suffocate. All are served up with Desai's characteristic perspicuity, subtle humor, and sensitive writing. Overwhelmed by their own lack of purpose, the men and women who populate these tales set out on unexpected journeys that present them with a fresh sense of hope and opportunity. Like flies in a spider's web, however, they cannot escape their surroundings - as none of us can. An impeccable craftsman, Desai elegantly reveals our human frailties and the power of place.

Quotes:

This collection leaves an indelible impression of the conflicts and ambitions found in a region riddled with conflict., Publishers Weekly

A pleasurably irony reading about these lost landscapes of the Indian soul sketched so deftly by Anita Desai., NPR

...poignant and wry...a deft exploration of the limits people place on themselves by trying to cling to the past., Kirkus

Desai is a brilliant anatomist of men and women who seek and gain but fail to triumph., THe New York Times

Starred Review. ...ensnaring novellas of consummate artistry and profoundly disquieting perceptions...master storyteller...provocative and mysterious..., Booklist

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