Title: Baumgartner’s Bombay
Author: Desai, Anita
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York
Publication Date: 1989
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: F
Comments: Tiny mark on FFEP. White mark on bottom of front board. Small bump on top of front board. Remainder mark on top edge.
Synopsis: A “beautifully written, richly textured, and haunting story” (Chaim Potok), Baumgartner’s Bombay is Anita Desai’s classic novel of the Holocaust era, a story of profound emotional wounds of war and its exiles. The novel follows Hugo Baumgartner as he flees Nazi Germany — and his Jewish heritage — for India, only to be imprisoned as a hostile alien and then released to Bombay at war’s end. In this tale of a man who, “like a figure in a Greek tragedy . . . seems to elude his destiny” (NEW LEADER), Desai’s “capacious intelligence, her unsentimental compassion” (NEW REPUBLIC) reach their full height.