Diamond Dust Other Stories

They sparkle, not with the brash glitter of rhinestones, but with the intenser, more complex fire of real diamonds' THE TUVES 'Anita Desai is one of the most brilliant and subtle writers ever to have ... Diamond Dust is a gem of a ...

Diamond Dust   Other Stories

Whole lives come into focus in this rich and diverse collection, as Desai trains her luminous spotlight on private universes from India to Canada and New England, from Cornwall to Mexico. Her protagonists set out on journeys and find themselves suddenly beyond the pale, or surprisingly back where they started from. Caught up in cycles of hope and disappointment, their lives are ruled by the seasons, or straitjacketed by the conventions of hospitality, friendship and family. In the title story, a beloved dog, black as Satan, brings nothing but disaster; in another, a business man away from home sees his own death; and elsewhere, old relationships stir up buried resentments, issues demand commitment - or escape. And in the final quiet masterpiece, one of Delhi's girls of slender means finds a kind of joy and freedom in a strange rooftop community.

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Diamond Dust & Other Stories
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Anita Desai
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-20 - Publisher: Random House

Whole lives come into focus in this rich and diverse collection, as Desai trains her luminous spotlight on private universes from India to Canada and New England, from Cornwall to Mexico. Her protagonists set out on journeys and find themselves suddenly beyond the pale, or surprisingly back where they started
Diamond Dust
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Peter Lovesey
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-07-01 - Publisher: Soho Press

Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is confronted with a crime that comes too close to home. His beloved wife has been killed, apparently just the most recent victim in a series of murders of police spouses. Despite his superior's orders to leave the solution of this crime to other members of
Diamond Dust
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Eliza Cook
Categories: Aphorisms and apothegms
Type: BOOK - Published: 1865 - Publisher:

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Sweet Diamond Dust
Language: en
Pages: 197
Authors: Rosario Ferré
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: Available Press

Stories trace the development of a Puerto Rican family dynasty in the sugar industry
Alterity Politics
Language: en
Pages: 207
Authors: Jeffrey Thomas Nealon
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Duke University Press

An ethical reappraisal of postmodern and poststructuralist theory, including works by Levinas, Foucault, Derrida, Jameson, Zizek, and Butler.