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The alchemy of desire

Author: Tarun J Tejpal
Publisher: New York : Ecco : An imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2007, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Harper Perennial edView all editions and formats
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Moving from New Delhi to a cabin in the Himalayas, a newly married man feverishly works on his novel before the chance discovery of old diaries leads him to become obsessed with the cabin's previous occupant, a glamorous American woman.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tarun J Tejpal
ISBN: 9780060888589 006088858X 9780060888565 0060888563
OCLC Number: 148888869
Description: 518 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Tarun J. Tejpal.

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Moving from New Delhi to a cabin in the Himalayas, a newly married man feverishly works on his novel before the chance discovery of old diaries leads him to become obsessed with the cabin's previous occupant, a glamorous American woman.

"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."--Publisher's website.

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