Jasmine (Virago Modern Classics)

Jasmine (Virago Modern Classics)

By: Bharati Mukherjee (author)Paperback

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When Jasmine Vijh is suddenly widowed at seventeen, she seems fated to a future of quiet isolation in a small Indian village. But, voracious for life, she flees to America. Six years on she has become Jane Ripplemeyer, resident of Iowa, married to a middle-aged banker and adoptive mother of a Vietnamese refugee. Jasmine's odyssey through America, rippling with energy and daring, reflects Mukherjee's preoccupation with the fractured lives of exiles and immigrants caught up in a painful yet exhilarating cross-cultural metamorphosis. In this uncompromising novel that draws on all the strengths of the award-winning The Middleman and Other Stories and carries them to a new level of perception and intensity, Bharati Mukherjee has given us a heroine's 'greedy with wants and reckless with hope' - and leaves us breathless with surprise.

About Author

Bharati Mukherjee has taught creative writing and current lectures at the University of California in Berkeley. She has written a series of critically acclaimed novels, including Darkness and the Middleman.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781853812781
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781853812781
  • weight: 0
  • ISBN10: 1853812781

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