ANITA DESAI is the author of Fasting, Feasting, Baumgartner's Bombay, Clear Light of Day, and Diamond Dust, among other works. Three of her books have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Desai was born and educated in India and now lives in the New York City area.
"A wonderful novel about silence and music, about the partition of a family as well as a nation."
The New York Times "A rich, Chekhovian novel by one of the most gifted of contemporary Indian writers." The New Yorker