By: Bharati Mukherjee (author)Paperback

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When Jasmine is suddenly widowed at seventeen, she seems fated to a life of quiet isolation in the small Indian village where she was born. But the force of Jasmine's desires propels her explosively into a larger, more dangerous, and ultimately more life-giving world. In just a few years, Jasmine becomes Jane Ripplemeyer, happily pregnant by a middle-aged Iowa banker and the adoptive mother of a Vietnamese refugee. Jasmine's metamorphosis, with its shocking upheavals and its slow evolutionary steps, illuminates the making of an American mind; but even more powerfully, her story depicts the shifting contours of an America being transformed by her and others like her -- our new neighbors, friends, and lovers. In Jasmine, Bharati Mukherjee has created a heroine as exotic and unexpected as the many worlds in which she lives. "Richone of the most suggestive novels we have about what it is to become an American." -- The New York Times Book Review"

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Product Details

  • publication date: 05/04/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780802136305
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 241
  • ID: 9780802136305
  • weight: 295
  • ISBN10: 0802136303

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