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From Simon & Schuster, A Backward Place is Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's unforgettable work of fiction.

A Backward Place humorously explores contradictions in attitudes and lifestyles and the interplay between culture and individuality. But it is also a Dickensian drama, charting the highs and lows of everyday life against the enchanting backdrop of a bustling Indian city.

About The Author

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala CBE was a German-born British and American Booker prize-winning novelist, short story writer and two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter. She is perhaps best known for her long collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions, made up of director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Touchstone (January 15, 1990)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780671683412

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