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The Alchemy of Desire (edition 2006)
The Alchemy of Desire by Tarun J. Tejpal
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 006088858X, Paperback)
In turn-of-the-millennium India, a penniless would-be writer halts work on his novel only to feed his ceaseless desire for his beautiful wife. Then a chance occurrence moves the lovers to a sprawling old house in a mist-shrouded spur of the lower Himalayas, where a set of diaries written by a glamorous American adventuress is uncovered during renovations. Her words irresistibly draw the writer away from his beloved, thrusting him through the hole of history into another world and time, revealing dark secrets and overturning all certainties.
Inventive, playful, heartbreaking, brimming with ideas and memorable characters, The Alchemy of Desire is a major literary work by one of the most significant new voices of a generation.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:20:16 -0400)
SUMMARY: The story of seven lively and naughty children who live with their father and young stepmother in a house on the banks of the Parramatta River in the 1890s.
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