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Riassunto: Justine Hardy is an English journalist, a best-selling author, and a filmmaker who's spent much of the past fifteen years living in India. Her American debut, The Wonder House, has crafted an unforgettable love story set in the turbulent region of Kashmir, one of the most beautiful and broken places in the world.
On Nagin Lake sits moored a houseboat called The Wonder House, on which Englishwoman, Gracie Singh, has been living out her widowhood since the death of her Indian husband. From The Wonder House Gracie has watched the valley become brutally disfigured by Pakistan and India's drawn-out clash over this coveted territory ? just as she has watched her best friend and landlord, Masood Abdullah, change from a jeans-wearing, flirtatious young man to an anxious father hemmed in by growing Islamic orthodoxy. Soon after Masood's nephew disappears to join an extremist militant group, Hal, a journalist from England, comes to interview Gracie, putting them all in grave danger.
Told by and about a Western woman's immersion in the endlessly alluring and troubled Islamic culture of North India, Hardy's gorgeous and gritty novel about human passions in a battered valley is a vital addition to the literature about India.
L'autore: Justine Hardy has spent the past fifteen years working as a writer, journalist and a documentary maker both in and out of India. Scoop-wallah: Life on a Delhi Daily (1999) was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel Award and Bollywood Boy, her book about the Bombay film industry was a bestseller on publication in 2002. The Wonder House is her first novel.
Titolo: The Wonder House
Casa editrice: Grove Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2006
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Grove Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Codice libro della libreria G0802118224I5N10
Descrizione libro Grove Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Codice libro della libreria G0802118224I3N10
Descrizione libro Grove Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2699325435
Descrizione libro Grove Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0802118224 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear, missing dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Codice libro della libreria Z0802118224Z3
Descrizione libro Grove Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. 0802118224 ACCEPTABLE - This is a very damaged hardcover with a torn dust jacket; a READING COPY ONLY; do not purchase it if you are uncomfortable with significant tearing, scuffing, bumping, marking, taping and creasing. The flaws are significant but do not render the book unsusable. Codice libro della libreria Z0802118224Z4
Descrizione libro Grove Press, N . Y., 2006. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Cover Art (illustratore). 1st. X-Library with normal flaws.The hard cover and the jacket has light shelf wear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Back. Codice libro della libreria NO 37570
Descrizione libro Grove Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0802118224
Descrizione libro Grove Press, NY, 2005. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. First American Edition. First Printing. 8vo. An uncirculated ex-lib copy stamped once on the frnt fly with the library name, and also stamped with the date on the back fly; else Fine/NF in clear dust jacket cvr. The author's debut novel. Codice libro della libreria 08846
Descrizione libro Grove Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0802118224 Book is very clean. Crisp pages. Tight binding. Light shelf wear on dust jacket. Top of dust jacket is bumped near the spine. Codice libro della libreria 6XZ-K5QS-R990
Descrizione libro Grove Pr., 2006. a fine, new, soft-bound advance reading copy. This outstanding love story takes place in the Valley of Kashmir on Nagin Lake. A houseboat moored there is called The Wonder House, and living on it is Gracie Singh, a mature Yorkshirewoman, who has remained there after the death of her Indian husband. She has assembled a new family of two Kashmiri women, Suriya and her daughter, Lila, who take care of Gracie as she ages. While living there she has watched the valley become wrecked due to years of conflict over Pakistani and Indian agruing over disputed territory; and, at the same time, has watched her best friend and landlord, Masood Abdullah, change from a happier young man to an anxious father stifled by a growing Islamic embrace of traditional religion. Soon Masood's son goes missing to join an extremist militant group, and Hal, an English journalist comes to interview Gracie. While there he falls for Lila, and his ardor threatens to wreck The Wonder House and all who live there. An interesting story. Codice libro della libreria 6863