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The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Asked to interview India's greatest poet, Nur, Deven sees a way to escape the miseries of life as a small-town scholar. But the old man he finds deep in the bazaars of Old Delhi bears no resemblance to the idol of his youth. Deven is fooled, bullied and cheated, and drawn into a new captivity.

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"A remarkable piece of work... A magnificent novel." - Salman Rushdie


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Used availability for Anita Desai's In Custody

Hardback Editions

February 1985 : USA Hardback
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Title: In Custody
Author(s): Anita Desai
ISBN: 0-06-039038-7 / 978-0-06-039038-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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October 1984 : UK Hardback
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Title: In Custody
Author(s): Anita Desai
ISBN: 0-434-18635-X / 978-0-434-18635-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 2013 : Paperback
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Title: In Custody
Author(s): Anita Desai
ISBN: 8184000138 / 978-8184000139
Publisher: Random House
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July 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: In Custody
Author(s): Anita Desai
ISBN: 0-09-942849-0 / 978-0-09-942849-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: In Custody
Author(s): Anita Desai
ISBN: 0-7493-9411-0 / 978-0-7493-9411-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: In Custody
Author(s): Anita Desai
ISBN: 0-14-023813-1 / 978-0-14-023813-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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March 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: In Custody
Author(s): Anita Desai
ISBN: 0-14-023932-4 / 978-0-14-023932-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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February 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: In Custody (King Penguin)
Author(s): Anita Desai
ISBN: 0-14-010868-8 / 978-0-14-010868-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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November 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: In Custody (King Penguin)
Author(s): Anita Desai
ISBN: 0-14-007752-9 / 978-0-14-007752-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

February 1990 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: In Custody: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Anita Desai
ISBN: 1-85089-717-4 / 978-1-85089-717-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: In Custody
Author(s): Anita Desai
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK