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Titre : Shards of Memory. [Signed].
Éditeur : NY: Doubleday
Date d'édition : 1995
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Etat de la jaquette : As New
Signé : Signed by Author(s)
Edition : 1st Edition
First edition. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. SIGNED BY RUTH JHABVALA on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 0127
Synopsis : A young man named Henry sits down with his grandmother, a genial lady still called Baby by everyone, in her Manhattan townhouse where he has lived all his life, to record the history of a spiritual movement that has woven itself into the fabric of their family's lives for four generations. What unfolds is a mesmerizing family saga: the imperious great-grandmother Elsa and her husband, an Indian poet, whose marriage is as unconventional as the movement they help to found; Baby, their cheerfully pragmatic daughter, married to the aloof English diplomat Graeme; bemused and brooding Renata, Baby and Graeme's daughter, married to an idle dreamer; and finally Henry, Renata's son, who in many ways bears the legacy of all that has gone before. Their lives--and that of the movement's elusive yet ineluctable founder, known only as the Master--intertwine, diverge, and collide with each other in a masterfully orchestrated story spanning the twentieth century and several continents.
By turns brilliantly satiric, insightful, and profoundly moving, Shards Of Memory is a beautifully wrought tale of love and devotion, of family and faith, and of the complex nature of memory itself--a literary tour de force from one of the most distinguished novelists of our time.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Quatrième de couverture: "Magical . . . [Jhabvala] is one of those rare writers who manages to mock without sneering, to be simultaneously caustic and loving with her creations. She writes with a simplicity reminiscent of . . . E.M. Forster."-- The Wall Street Journal
"Master of her craft."--Anne Tyler, The Boston Globe
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