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The Artist of Disappearance Summary
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 stories' 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.
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"Desai (Village by the Sea) treads lightly, at times too lightly, but at its best this collection leaves an indelible impression of the conflicts and ambitions found in a region riddled with conflict." - Publishers Weekly
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Anita Desai Author Biography
Kiran Desai was born in India in 1971, she lived in Delhi until she was 14, then
spent a year in England, before her family moved to the USA. She completed
her schooling in Massachusetts before attending Bennington College; Hollins
University and Columbia University, where she studied creative writing, taking two years off to
write Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard.
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