The Village by the Sea: (A Puffin Book)
Anita Desai (Author)
Winner of the 1982 Guardian Award for children's fiction, The Village by the Sea is a survival story by the novelist Anita Desai. Set in a small fishing villlage near Bombay, Lila and Hari, aged 13 and 12, struggle to keep the family, including two young sisters, going when their mother is ill and their father usually the worse for drink. When Hari goes to Bombay to find work, Lila seems to be responsible for everything. Although the book paints a picture of extreme poverty, it demonstrates the strength of the family even in the most extreme circumstances and offers a powerful picture of another culture.
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About the Author
Anita Desai was born and brought up in India and has written widely for both adults and children. She has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and has won the Guardian Fiction Award.
- Contributor: Anita Desai
- Imprint: Puffin
- ISBN13: 9780141359762
- Number of Pages: 320
- Packaged Dimensions: 129x198x19mm
- Packaged Weight: 223
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
- Release Date: 2015-07-02
- Series: A Puffin Book
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Anita Desai was born and brought up in India and has written widely for both adults and children. She has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and has won the Guardian Fiction Award.