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“[A] thoughtful, evocative, moving book . . . [Seth] is an amazingly gifted, accomplished, resourceful and charming writer.” (Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World)

“A great love story, involving two remarkable people.” (New York Times)

“Seth turns biography into powerful literature, distilling the universal human emotions of passion, grief and the will to survive.” (Denver Post)

“Full of affection and tenderness . . . An unfailingly respectful memoirist.” (Anita Desai, New York Review of Books)

“A subtle portrait of the complexities of a long companionship . . . A wonderful book.” (The Economist)

“I cannot remember ever being quite so moved by a memoir... [Seth’s] achievement has exceeded all possible expectations.” (Simon Winchester)

“Irresistible... Another triumph for one the most versatile and engaging of all contemporary writers... An immensely moving narrative.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred))

“Eloquent and elegiacal . . . An intricate study of the way lives and worlds can intertwine.” (Los Angeles Book Review)

“Sensitive and compassionate... Fulfills the obligation Primo Levi once defined for writers on the Holocaust: it is unadorned and clear.” (Pankaj Mishra, New York Times Book Review)

“Seth has few equals as a literary techinician.” (The New Yorker)

About the Author

Vikram Seth has written acclaimed books in several genres: verse novel, The Golden Gate; travel book, From Heaven Lake; animal fables, Beastly Tales; epic fiction, A Suitable Boy. His most recent novel, An Equal Music, was published in 1999. He lives in England and India.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial (13 June 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060599677
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060599676
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,39,228 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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