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Clear Light of Day

Clear Light of Day
Author: Anita Desai
ISBN 13: 9780618074518
ISBN 10: 618074511
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: 2000-09-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
List Price: $14.95

Set in India's Old Delhi, CLEAR LIGHT OF DAY is Anita Desai's tender, warm, and compassionate novel about family scars, the ability to forgive and forget, and the trials and tribulations of familial love. At the novel's heart are the moving relationships between the members of the Das family, who have grown apart from each other. Bimla is a dissatisfied but ambitious teacher at a women's college who lives in her childhood home, where she cares for her mentally challenged brother, Baba. Tara is her younger, unambitious, estranged sister, married and with children of her own. Raja is their popular, brilliant, and successful brother. When Tara returns for a visit with Bimla and Baba, old memories and tensions resurface and blend into a domestic drama that is intensely beautiful and leads to profound self-understanding.

“A rich, Chekhovian novel by one of the most gifted of contemporary Indian writers.”