Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala – Booker Prize Winner 1975



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The beautiful, spoiled and bored Olivia, married to a civil servant, outrages society in the tiny, suffocating town of Satipur by eloping with an Indian prince.

Fifty years later, her step-granddaughter goes back to the heat, the dust and the squalor of the bazaars to solve the enigma of Olivia’s scandal. ‘A superb book. A complex story line, handled with dazzling assurance . . . moving and profound. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has not only written a love story, she has also exposed the soul and nerve ends of a fascinating and compelling country.

This is a book of cool, controlled brilliance. It is a jewel to be treasured’ THE TIMES

  • Format:Paperback / softback
  • Pages:192 pages
  • Publisher:Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:06/10/2011
  • ISBN:9780349000138


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