Jasmine – Mukherjee, Bharati

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ISBN: 0802110320
Title: Jasmine
Author: Mukherjee, Bharati
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Grove Press, New York
Publication Date: 1989
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: NF
D-j Condition: F

Comments: Front board has some glue residue.

Synopsis: When Jasmine is suddenly widowed at seventeen, she seems fated to a life of quiet isolation in the small Indian village where she was born. But the force of Jasmine’s desires propels her explosively into a larger, more dangerous, and ultimately more life-giving world. In just a few years, Jasmine becomes Jane Ripplemeyer, happily pregnant by a middle-aged Iowa banker and the adoptive mother of a Vietnamese refugee. Jasmine’s metamorphosis, with its shocking upheavals and its slow evolutionary steps, illuminates the making of an American mind; but even more powerfully, her story depicts the shifting contours of an America being transformed by her and others like her — our new neighbors, friends, and lovers. In Jasmine, Bharati Mukherjee has created a heroine as exotic and unexpected as the many worlds in which she lives. “Rich…one of the most suggestive novels we have about what it is to become an American.” — The New York Times Book Review

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ISBN: 0802110320
Title: Jasmine
Author: Mukherjee, Bharati
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Grove Press, New York
Publication Date: 1989
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: NF
D-j Condition: F

Comments: Front board has some glue residue.

Synopsis: When Jasmine is suddenly widowed at seventeen, she seems fated to a life of quiet isolation in the small Indian village where she was born. But the force of Jasmine’s desires propels her explosively into a larger, more dangerous, and ultimately more life-giving world. In just a few years, Jasmine becomes Jane Ripplemeyer, happily pregnant by a middle-aged Iowa banker and the adoptive mother of a Vietnamese refugee. Jasmine’s metamorphosis, with its shocking upheavals and its slow evolutionary steps, illuminates the making of an American mind; but even more powerfully, her story depicts the shifting contours of an America being transformed by her and others like her — our new neighbors, friends, and lovers. In Jasmine, Bharati Mukherjee has created a heroine as exotic and unexpected as the many worlds in which she lives. “Rich…one of the most suggestive novels we have about what it is to become an American.” — The New York Times Book Review

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