THE JAPANESE WIFE
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    THE JAPANESE WIFE  (English, Hardcover, Basu, Kunal)

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    Features
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
    • ISBN: 9788172237332, 8172237332
    • Edition: 1stEdition, 2008
    • Pages: 212
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    Description
    'It's an improbable and hauntingly beautiful love story, almost surreal in its innocence. And I immediately knew that this was the film I had to make.' - Aparna Sen An Indian man writes to a Japanese woman. She writes back. The pen-friends fall in love and exchange their vows over letters, then live as man and wife without ever setting eyes on each other - their intimacy of words tested finally by life's miraculous upheavals. The twelve stories in this collection are about the unexpected. An American professor visits India with the purpose of committing suicide, and goes on a desert journey with the daughter of a snakecharmer. A honeymooning Indian couple is caught up in the Tiananmen Square unrest. A Russian prostitute discovers her roots in the company of Calcutta revolutionaries. A holocaust victim stands tall among strangers in a landscape of hate. These are chronicles of memory and dreams born at the crossroads of civilizations. They parade a cast of angels and demons rubbing shoulders with those whose lives are never quite as ordinary as they seem. His backlist titles are now available with HarperCollins India.
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    • Publication Year
      • 2008
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