Publisher details

Heat and Dust
Author
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Publisher
Hachette
Genres
Fiction, Man Booker Prize winner
Released
30 October, 1975

Synopsis

The beautiful, spoiled and bored Olivia, married to a civil servant, outrages society in the tiny, suffocating town of Satipur by eloping with an Indian prince. Fifty years later, her step-granddaughter goes back to the heat, the dust and the squalor of the bazaars to solve the enigma of Olivia's scandal.'A superb book. A complex story line, handled with dazzling assurance . . . moving and profound. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has not only written a love story, she has also exposed the soul and nerve ends of a fascinating and compelling country. This is a book of cool, controlled brilliance. It is a jewel to be treasured' THE TIMES
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
About the author

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has won the Booker Prize for Heat and Dust, as well as two Oscars for screenwriting (for A Room with a View and Howard's End).

Books by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

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