BOMBEI (Baumgartner’s Bombay) – Author: Anita Desai

BOMBEI (Baumgartner’s Bombay) – Author: Anita Desai

A “beautifully written, richly textured, and haunting story” (Chaim Potok), BAUMGARTNER’S BOMBAY is Anita Desai’s classic novel of the Holocaust era, a story of profound emotional wounds of war and its exiles. The novel follows Hugo Baumgartner as he flees Nazi Germany — and his Jewish heritage — for India, only to be imprisoned as a hostile alien and then released to Bombay at war’s end. In this tale of a man who, “like a figure in a Greek tragedy . . . seems to elude his destiny” (NEW LEADER), Desai’s “capacious intelligence, her unsentimental compassion” (NEW REPUBLIC) reach their full height.

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