In this swiftly paced and lyrical novel about British expatriates at the time of Indian independence, Paul Scott grapples with the themes of race, possession, and history that dominate all four novels of his masterpiece, The Raj Quartet. As always, Scott fills his book with vivid characters: the seductive, bigoted war widow; the sophisticated, wily Hindu politician; and the athletic young American who only gradually begins to understand the legacy of pain and hatred veiling the woman he has come to rescue. Set against the backdrop of a nation in violent transition - a climate of exhilaration and shifting loyalties - Six Days in Marapore unfolds amidst the possibility of reconciliation, freedom, and healing.
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press ISBN: 9780226743196 Number of pages: 284 Weight: 328 g Dimensions: 215 x 142 x 17 mm
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