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Synopsis: "Mukherjee writes with beautiful precision and just the right density of detail. There is an unlikely marriage of Jane Austen and Nathaniel West in her words."
THE VILLAGE VOICE
"Dimple Dasgupta had set her heart on marrying a neurosurgeon, but her father was looking for engineers in the matrimonial ads." So begins the wry story of an obedient daughter of middle-class Indian parents who is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Driven first to shock and then to despair, Dimple lives in a waking dream. And when her fantasies take a violent turn, she wonders where wishes end and reality begins....
From the Publisher: This book still haunts me. In a time when the Western world tends to either romanticize or villainize the customs of India, this book is an honest look into what life can be like for a woman who is not only in an arranged marriage, but also taken out of the only home she has ever known and thrown into not simply the United States, but New York City. As the daughter of parents who moved to this country in the early 70's, I have relatives who have been arranged both here and in India, and have been personally shaped by the conflict of two cultures that are very different. Anyone who has an interest in India, Indian women, arranged marriage, marriage, or just human relationships will be thoroughly moved by this thought-provoking novel that is so authentic, it could be nonfiction.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 1975
Book Condition: new
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 3503886219
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. First edition, hardcover, signed by the author, remainder mark to bottom edge, faint spotting to fore-edge, very slight lean, otherwise a VG+ copy in like dustjacket which has some light wear to the edges. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 28495
Book Description Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Very Good in Good price clipped dust jacket. Several chips and tears, all edges of jacket taped. Seller Inventory # 33392
Book Description Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Very Good+ cloth-bound hardcover with light wear and a dog-ear to the bottom corner of one page in a Very Good minus dust jacket with light wear at the extremities, light rubbing to the back panel and a one-inch closed tear. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. 213 pages; 8.5 x 6 inches. SIGNED BY MUKHERJEE on the title page; no inscription. The author's second novel. Seller Inventory # 11765
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Fine. First Edition; First Printing. Fine in near fine dust jacket. (1"-inch tear at base of front cover of jacket. ) Author's SECOND novel. Seller Inventory # 24602
Book Description Condition: Very Good. Independent family-run bookstore for over 50 years! Buy with confidence! Book is in very good condition with minimal signs of use. Seller Inventory # bk0395204399xvz189zvxvrg
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. J. P. Friedman (Author's Photo) (illustrator). 1st Edition. First printing of the first edition. Signed in Hindi by Bharati Mukherjee directly on the title page. Book in fine condition; dust jacket with light edge wear and a short closed tear to bottom back cover, else fine. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 022269
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0395204399
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition; First Printing. First edition. SIGNED by Bharati Mukherjee on title page. Fine in close to fine dust jacket (A few tiny edge nicks & traces of light shelfwear at corners on jacket. ) Author's SECOND novel. Seller Inventory # 20410