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Inhaltsangabe: Faredoon (Freddie) Junglewalla is either the jewel of the Parsi community or a murdering scoundrel. Freddie???s mother-in-law, Jerbanoo, thinks he is planning to do away with her, but Freddie has always been a pragmatist: if the old woman were to die (be murdered?) the body would have to be placed on the open-roofed Towers of Silence, in keeping with custom, and that would never do. Insurance fraud and arson, however, are well within Freddie???s repertoire???in fact he thinks he has invented the idea, so advanced is it for India, in 1901. As his ???skills??? grow he becomes a man of consequence among the Parsis, with people travelling thousands of miles to see him in Lahore, especially if they wish to escape tight spots they have got themselves into.
In this wickedly comic novel, the celebrated author of Ice-Candy Man takes us into the heart of the Parsi community, portraying its varied customs and traits with contagious humour.
Über den Autor:
Bapsi Sidhwa is the internationally acclaimed, award-winning author of four novels: An American Brat, The Pakistani Bride, The Crow Eaters and Ice-Candy-Man, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and was made into the film 1947: Earth by Deepa Mehta. She is also the editor of the anthology City of Sin and Splendour: Writings on Lahore.
Her work has been published in ten countries and has been translated into several languages. Born in Karachi, and brought up in Lahore, Sidhwa now lives in Houston, Texas.
Buchbeschreibung CAPE. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0224018507I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Cape, London, 1980. Buchzustand: NEAR FINE/NEAR FINE. 1st Eng. 12mo. 283 pp. Slightest cock to spine, slightest wear to DJ. With the author's. Radcliffe business card laid in. Buchnummer des Verkäufers MAIN000245I
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape, London, 1980. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. NEAR FINE tight, clean, unread hard cover has two crisp and two faintly tapped corners. Light age toning along lower text block edge. VERY GOOD DJ now in mylar has bits of faint rubbing and wear at corners, spine edged, head and tail. Even sunning at spine. Sticker ghost at front flap. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 012581
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape, London, 1980. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Good++. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good++ Dust Jacket. Cvr Art By Rene Eyre (illustrator). 8 " X 5 1/4". Slighte dgewear to dark blue cover. Short inscription by previous owner on fep. 283 pages. Light edgewear, small tears to dust jacket - now in a protective mylar cover. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 005224
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape, London, 1980. Hard Back. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 004268
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape, London, 1980. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. First Edition. Light edge wear, spine slant, and bumping, small remainder mark on lower edge, good dust jacket has a small tear with creasing, light edge wear and scuffing, in a new Mylar protective cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Buchnummer des Verkäufers 42664
Buchbeschreibung London, Jonathan Cape, (1980)., 1980. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st Edition. First UK edition of the author's first book. Fine in fine dust jacket, an excellent copy. Dust jacket is (trivially) second issue, with increased retail price on a sticker on the front inside flap. Takes place in the Parsi (Zoroastrian) community of Lahore and Karachi at the turn of the twentieth century. ISBN 0224018507 (Cape edition). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0057
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape, London, 1980. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. First published in Great Britain 1980, stated; no additional printings mentioned. Inscribed, signed, located, and dated by the author on the title page: "With best wishes, / for N-- and D-- / Bapsy Sidhwa / Boston, / June 17, 88." The book is square and unmarked; one corner lightly bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (a sticker with "J Cape Net UK only L6.95p" at the bottom of the front flap); chipped and edgeworn; two short closed tears to the bottom of the front panel; Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 007263
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape, London, 1980. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. Rene Eyre -- Cover Art (illustrator). First Edition. 284pp., last blank, author's note. Dark blue boards with gilt writing on the spine. A little scuffing to the head and to the heel of the spine along with some discolouration. Very slight browning and dust marked to the top paper edge and there are a few odd marks to the book panels. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Rene Eyre, with white writing on the front panel and spine, authors photograph on the rear panel. The dustwrapper is rubbed, and quite faded on the back panel. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the top spine edge. On the front panel, lower right-hand corner there has been a rough removal of a sticker. Dustwrapper is priced clipped, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. A novel set amongst the Parsi community. Author's first book. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Rene Eyre -- Cover Art . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; First Work; ISBN: 0224018507. ISBN/EAN: 9780224018500. Inventory No: 0102771. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0102771
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape, London, 1980. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First UK edition. Warmly inscribed by the author on the title page, thanking an English professor for housing her while she was in town for a reading. 1980, First UK edition. Hardcover. Near Fine copy in a Very Good dust jacket. Very faint foxing to the text-blocks; otherwise a sharp, clean copy. DJ with light rubbing at the edges and folds. DJ now housed in a mylar wrap. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0079356