Clear Light of Day

Clear Light of Day

Book - 1980 | 1st U.S. ed
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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.
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, c1980
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780060109844
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 183 p. ; 22 cm


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Jan 17, 2018

This novel published in 1980 was nominated for the Booker prize. Set in Old Delhi, it tells the story of two sisters and two brothers who have grown apart. It is about family and memories. In the end, the main character comes to an understanding of her life and the importance of family. It does succeed in creating a closed world.


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