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The Village by the Sea is Anita Desai?s classic children?s fable about a brother and sister, Hari and Lila, who have to face the darkness and difficulties of the adult world. Exquisitely written, with sensitivity and delicacy, Desai?s book won the Guardian Children?s Fiction Prize and remains one of her most beloved works. Printed Pages: 272. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 51358
Inhaltsangabe: A Classic of Our Time. Untouched by the twentieth century, Thul, the small fishing village near Bombay, is still ruled by the age-old seasonal rhythms. Hari and Lila have lived in the village all their lives, but their family is now desperately down on its luck. Their father drinks; their mother is seriously ill; and there is no money to keep them fed and clothed. Delicately and exquisitely executed, Anita Desai s gentle and probing story traces the evolution of Hari and Lila into adults as each of them faces the family's predicament - just as the first signs of industrial India creep into their village.
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.
Titel: The Village by the Sea
Verlag: Penguin Books India
Auflage: First edition.
Buchbeschreibung Puffin Penguin UK Jun 2015, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - A story of survival 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. 320 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780141359762
Buchbeschreibung Heinemann, London, 1982. Buchzustand: Very Good. 157p hardback with laminated boards, as new, 1990 reprint. Artikel-Nr. PAB 94068