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The Zigzag Way by Anita Desai [in AsianWeek]

Zigzag WayAn interesting departure for Desai, who turns to Mexico to tell the story of a hapless Boston graduate student who accompanies his ambitious girlfriend abroad. While wandering, he discovers a lost part of his own family history that includes British grandparents who worked in the mines of a remote Mexican village. The novel is filled with diverse voices that provide the details of a history that young Eric can only partially ever know.

Review: “New and Notable Books,” AsianWeek, December 3, 2004

Tidbit: Dame Anita Desai was a lovely, gentle presence at our annual SALTAF 2005 [South Asian Literary and Theater Arts Festival].

Readers: Adult

Published: 2004

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