Wife

ISBN-10: 0449220982
ISBN-13: 9780449220986
Edition: Reprint 
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Description: "Mukherjee writes with beautiful precision and just the right density of detail. There is an unlikely marriage of Jane Austen and Nathaniel West in her words." THE VILLAGE VOICE "Dimple Dasgupta had set her heart on marrying a neurosurgeon, but her  More...

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Book details

List price: $5.99
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/23/1992
Binding: Paperback
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

"Mukherjee writes with beautiful precision and just the right density of detail. There is an unlikely marriage of Jane Austen and Nathaniel West in her words." THE VILLAGE VOICE "Dimple Dasgupta had set her heart on marrying a neurosurgeon, but her father was looking for engineers in the matrimonial ads." So begins the wry story of an obedient daughter of middle-class Indian parents who is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Driven first to shock and then to despair, Dimple lives in a waking dream. And when her fantasies take a violent turn, she wonders where wishes end and reality begins....

Bharati Mukherjee, 1940 - Bharati Mukherjee was born in Calcutta, India in 1940 to a wealthy, traditional family. She attended the universities of Calcutta and Baroda, where she earned a master's degree in English and Ancient Indian Culture. In 1961, she came to the United States to attend the Writers Workshop and earned her master's of fine arts and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Iowa. In 1963, Mukherjee married Clark Blaise, a Canadian author, and immigrated to Canada. She became a naturalized citizen in 1972. While she was teaching English at McGill University, she began writing fiction. Living in Canada was difficult for Mukherjee so, with her husband, she moved back to the United States and became a citizen. She then taught creative writing at Columbia University, New York University and Queens College and then became Professor of English at the University of California at Berkeley. Some of Mukherjee's titles include: "Wife" (1975), "Days and Nights in Calcutta" (1977), Middleman and Other Stories" (1988), "Holder of the World" (1993), and "Leave It To Me" (1997).

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