Clear Light of DayBook - 2000
"The novel begins with the triennial visit of the younger sister Tara and her diplomat husband to the old family home, a decaying suburban mansion on the banks of the Jumma outside Old Delhi. Here Bim the older sister, lives with the youngest brother, Baba. Baba is autistic, a childlike, speechless whisp of a man who spends his days playing 'I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas' and 'Donkey seranade' on an ancient wind-up gramophone. The oldest brother, Raja, has moved away. The book divides itself equally between the present of Tara's visit and the sisters' memories of the past. The visit is a strain -- a series of under-the-surface estrangements and rapprochements, with sisterly care ebbing and flowing."
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2000, c1980.
Edition: 1st Mariner books ed.
Branch Call Number: FIC DESAI, ANITA
Characteristics: 182 pages ; 21 cm