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Diamond Dust

(2000)
And Other Stories
A collection of stories by

 
 
Upon the recent publication of Fasting, Feasting, critics raved about Anita Desai: "Desai is more than smart; she's an undeniable genius" (Washington Post Book World). The Wall Street Journal called Fasting, Feasting "poignant, penetrating . . . a splendid novel, " while the Boston Globe celebrated Desai's "beautiful literary universe." Now, in this richly diverse collection, Desai trains her luminous spotlight on private universes, stretching from India to New England, from Cornwall to Mexico. Skillfully navigating the fault lines between social obligation and personal loyalties, the men and women in these nine tales set out on journeys that suddenly go beyond the pale -- or surprisingly lead them back to where they started from. In the mischievous title story, a beloved dog brings nothing but disaster to his obsessed master; in other tales, old friendships and family ties stir up buried feelings, demanding either renewed commitment or escape. And in the final exquisite story, a young woman discovers a new kind of freedom in Delhi's rooftop community. With her trademark "perceptiveness, delicacy of language, and sharp wit" (Salman Rushdie) in full evidence here, Anita Desai once again gloriously confirms that she is "India's finest writer in English" (Independent).

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Hardback Editions

June 2000 : UK Hardback
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Title: Diamond Dust & Other Stories
Author(s): Anita Desai
ISBN: 0-7011-6900-1 / 978-0-7011-6900-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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May 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Diamond Dust: Stories
Author(s): Anita Desai
ISBN: 1-4177-1671-1 / 978-1-4177-1671-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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Paperback Editions

March 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Diamond Dust & Other Stories
Author(s): Anita Desai
ISBN: 0-09-928964-4 / 978-0-09-928964-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Diamond Dust: Stories
Author(s): Anita Desai
ISBN: 0-618-04213-X / 978-0-618-04213-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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January 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Diamond Dust
Author(s): Anita Desai
ISBN: 0-618-08529-7 / 978-0-618-08529-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co
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Kindle Editions

December 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Diamond Dust & Other Stories
Author(s): Anita Desai
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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May 2000 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Diamond Dust: Stories
Author(s): Anita Desai
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon