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Clear Light of Day

(1980)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
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.

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September 2000 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Clear Light of Day
Author(s): Anita Desai
ISBN: 1-4176-2934-7 / 978-1-4176-2934-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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November 1980 : USA Hardback
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Title: Clear Light of Day
Author(s): Anita Desai
ISBN: 0-06-010984-X / 978-0-06-010984-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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August 1980 : UK Hardback
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Title: Clear Light of Day
Author(s): Anita Desai
ISBN: 0-434-18633-3 / 978-0-434-18633-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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Paperback Editions

June 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: Clear Light of Day
Author(s): Anita Desai
ISBN: 1-78487-392-6 / 978-1-78487-392-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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August 2012 : Paperback
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Title: Clear Light of the Day
Author(s): ANITA DESAI
ISBN: 8184000154 / 978-8184000153
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INDIA
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March 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Clear Light of Day
Author(s): Anita Desai
ISBN: 0-09-927618-6 / 978-0-09-927618-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clear Light of Day
Author(s): Anita Desai
ISBN: 0-618-07451-1 / 978-0-618-07451-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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February 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Clear Light of Day (King Penguin)
Author(s): Anita Desai
ISBN: 0-14-010859-9 / 978-0-14-010859-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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June 1986 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Clear Light of Day (King Penguin)
Author(s): Anita Desai
ISBN: 0-14-008670-6 / 978-0-14-008670-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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January 1980 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Clear Light of Day (King Penguin)
Author(s): Anita Desai
ISBN: 0-14-005860-5 / 978-0-14-005860-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Clear Light of Day
Author(s): Anita Desai
Publisher: Mariner Books
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October 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Clear Light of Day
Author(s): Anita Desai
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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