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That Summer in Paris

That Summer in Paris

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Written by Abha DawesarAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Abha Dawesar

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • On Sale: August 14, 2007
  • Price: $13.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-307-27545-5 (0-307-27545-0)
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From the award-winning author of Babyji comes an utterly seductive tale of an aging writer whose involvement with a young woman forces him to face the eternal question of love.

Prem Rustum, a famous but reclusive Indian author, has spent most of his life consumed with writing. Feeling the weight of his seventy-five years, he resolves to put down his pen and live a little. He ventures online where he finds Maya, an aspiring young novelist who has boldly posted her admiration for Prem's work. Captivated by her charm, Prem decides on impulse to join her in the City of Light. During the summer that follows, Maya brings Prem into direct confrontation with his mortality and desires through the awakening of new longings and the rekindling of old ones. Written with sureness of style and tempo, That Summer in Paris reflects on how art informs love, and love, literature.

"A universal story of pain, loss, and the continuous need for love. . . . Dawesar's erotic prose jumps off the page like a dancer in flight." —Chicago Sun-Times

"The characters in Dawesar's charmingly oddball novel care so passionately about art that it literally turns them on. . . . sharp intellectual back-and-forth drives both this unlikely romance and Dawesar's quirky novel."
Entertainment Weekly

"A provocative tale of love and the literature it inspires . . . Dawesar's third novel is a contemplative, sensual, and literary mélange." —Booklist