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Clear Light of Day

Clear Light of Day

To Tara, revisiting her childhood home in old Delhi, the dusty, shabby house and neglected garden seem only too familiar, her sister and brother quite unchanged. Yet the impression is superficial, for here is no dead end, no cul-de-sac, and within the old and the known there are new discoveries to be made. Tara’s visit stirs many memories of a shared past. The old episodes and dramas of childhood, never entirely explored, can reveal new worlds - if only the courage can be found to face them.


About the Author

Anita Desai

Anita Desai was born in 1937 in Mussoorie, India. She was educated at Delhi University. She has been shortlisted three times for the Booker Prize, with Clear Light Of Day (1980), In Custody (1994) and Fasting, Feasting (1999). She has published several novels, children’s books and short stories. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the American Academy of Arts and Letters and Girton College, Cambridge. She teaches in the Writing Program at MIT. Anita Desai lives in Massachusetts.