Fire on the mountain

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Heinemann, 1977 - Fiction - 145 pages
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Atmospheric and reflective on themes such as motherhood and solitude. It is very well-written but I did not get that engaged by it - it was more about atmosphere and themes than storyline. Read full review

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Anita Desai was born in Mussoorie, India, in 1937 of Indian and German parentage. Her works focus on relationships and family life in India, particularly the problems of women in Indian society. She has written for both adults and children, winning the Winifred Holtby Prize from the Royal Society of Literature for Fire on the Mountain (1977) and the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction for her novel The Village by the Sea (1982). Among her numerous other honors is a Literary Lion Award from the New York Public Library in 1993. Desai came to America in 1987 and has been a professor of English at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley Massachusetts since 1988.

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