Baumgartners Bombay.

Anita Desai



A "beautifully written, richly textured, and haunting story" (Chaim Pothook), BAUMGARTNER'S BOMBAY is Anita Desai's classic novel of the Holocaust era, a story of profound emotional wounds of war and its exiles.

The novel follows Hugo Baumgartner as he flees Nazi Germany -- and his Jewish heritage -- for India, only to be imprisoned as a hostile alien and then released to Bombay at war's end. In this tale of a man who, "like a figure in a Greek tragedy . . .

seems to elude his destiny" (NEW LEADER), Desai's "capacious intelligence, her unsentimental compassion" (NEW REPUBLIC) reach their full height. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Language English
ISBN-10 0-0994-2852-0
ISBN-13 978-0099428527
No of pages 229
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher vintage
Published Date 26 Mar 1998

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