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Fasting, feasting

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Published by Chatto & Windus in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Massachusetts,
  • India
    • Subjects:
    • East Indian students -- Massachusetts -- Fiction,
    • Brothers and sisters -- Fiction,
    • Young women -- Fiction,
    • Massachusetts -- Fiction,
    • India -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementAnita Desai.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR9499.3.D465 F3 1999
      The Physical Object
      Pagination227 p. ;
      Number of Pages227
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL121855M
      ISBN 100701168943
      LC Control Number99488483


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