A Lovesong for India


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Counterpoint LLC
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5.1 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is the author of nineteen 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. Jhabvala and her husband divide their time between Delhi and New York.


Praise for A Lovesong for India

Jhabvala demonstrates the concise and detached writing style for which she is known and praised. Her reputation alone ought to be enough to recommend this collection, but its energy, subtlety, and beauty legitimize its place in all fiction collections. --Library Journal

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala [is] a prodigious talent . . . India is here in full Technicolor, but so are Piccadilly and Park Avenue. This writer's genius--unlike Conrad's or Forster's or even Austen's--is that she points out how essentially similar insiders and outsiders can be. --The Washington Post

...A cinematic quality... The opulent setting and plot twists are noteworthy... Jhabvala's exquisite sensibilities promise a more satisfying engagement. --Publishers Weekly

If these 11 exquisitely crafted stories are indeed love songs, they sing not so much of India as of the vulnerability of the human heart... acclaimed novelist and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala sketches, with a few deft strokes, the longings and losses of people she encountered or perhaps imagined... Her stories speak to the essential impossibility of ever really knowing, let alone owning, another human being, especially someone you dearly love. --The Philadelphia Inquirer