My Nine Lives

Chapters of a Possible Past
Product Number: EB00671513
Released: May 24, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781619028807
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
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Description

For her first novel in more than nine years, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has written a most unusual book in a career of distinctive and unique accomplishments. My Nine Lives is Chapters of a Possible Past, as the subtitle declares. It is, as the author has commented, a book filled with invented memories. Nine vignettes are linked to portray a rich life filled with searching, from London to Delhi, from Hollywood to New York. Each chapter gathers a different cast of characters, some new and some vaguely familiar, and the linked assembly is as exciting and illuminating as an artists first show at a Soho gallery or a new play at the Studio Theater. After seventeen books, now in her 77th year, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala takes herself on as a subject, and the life she may have or may have wished to live. My Nine Lives is a moving and intriguing book of invention and memory.

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Original Publish Date: Apr 01, 2016

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