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Difficult Pleasures

Author: Anjum Hasan

A solitary economist drives from France to Sweden to try and redeem a tragedy; a boy fervently hopes his father will not miss his appearance in a school play; a painter on the way to Europe is about to board the wrong flight; a village boy leaves school for the bright lights of Bangalore; a man tries to stop time.

Wry, tender, borderline surreal,  Difficult Pleasures is a collection of stories about the need to escape and the longing to belong.  Accomplished, ambitious and full of surprises, this is a masterful collection - and it confirms Anjum Hasan’s reputation as one of India’s most gifted young writers

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‘Anjum Hasan is one of the most suggestive and subtle Indian writers of her generation’ – Amit Chaudhuri.

‘An excellent young writer’- Amitav Ghosh.

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Published by

Penguin Books India

Published

15 Apr 2012

Imprint

Viking

ISBN13

9780670086269

Book Format

B

Extent

256pp

Rights

India Only

Category

Fiction, Short Stories

Binding

Hardback

Language

English

Price (Rs.)

399.00

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