The Last Song of Dusk

The Last Song of Dusk

A Novel

Book - 2006
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Set in 1920s India, this magical debut novel tells the story of beautiful Anuradha, whose songs are spellbinding, but whose fate is troubled.
-Elle
When the astonishingly lovely Anuradha moves to Bombay to marry Vardhmaan, a charming young doctor, their life together has all the makings of a fairy tale. But when their firstborn son dies in a terrible accident, tragedy transforms their marriage into a bleak landscape. As the pair starts fresh in a heartbroken old villa by the sea, they are joined by Nandini, a dazzling and devious artist with a trace of leopard blood in her veins. While Nandini flamboyantly takes on Bombay's art scene, the couple attempts to mend their marriage, eventually discovering that real love, mercurial and many-hued, is given and received in silence. Sensuous and electric, achingly moving and wickedly funny, The Last Song of Dusk is a tale of fate that will haunt your heart like an old and beloved song.
A cornucopia of life at full tilt and high color . . . Shanghvi-who's been compared to Arundhati Roy, Zadie Smith, and Vikram Seth-combines ribald humor with prose poetry.
-Sunday Oregonian
Few first novelists achieve such perfection, such control, in their performance.
-India Today
A gorgeous novel . . . written with a youthful twinkling eye.
-Los Angeles Times Book Review
Lush, witty . . . sassy prose . . . moves like a carnival ride.
-San Francisco Chronicle
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2006, c2004
Edition: Random House trade pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780345485007
0345485009
Branch Call Number: FIC Shang 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 320 p

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Jan 06, 2012

Very far-fetched and unrealistic story. Almost ridiculous! The author would gain a lot by reading Rohinton Mistry.

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