Vikram Seth's previous books include three poetry collections, a libretto, the travel memoir From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet, and two novels, The Golden Gate (a novel in verse) and A Suitable Boy. Born in Calcutta, Seth has lived in China, California, England, and India.
Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage On Sale: June 18, 1991 Price: $15.95
"At once a bittersweet love story, a wickedly funny novel of manners and an unsentimental meditation on mortality and the nuclear abyss. Always witty--and still profound--the book paints a truthful picture of our dreadful, comic times."--Vanity Fair
"A splendid achievement, equally convincing in its exhilaration and its sadness."--The New York Times