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Heat and Dust


The beautiful, spoiled and bored Olivia, married to a civil servant, outrages society in the tiny, suffocating town of Satipur by eloping with an ... Show synopsis

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by misterpickle93 on Apr 16, 2007

Parallel stories, fifty years apart. A young woman sets out to find the story of her grandfather's first wife, Olivia. In 1923, bored and stifled (literally and figuratively) in a colonial outpost that her husband administers, Olivia is drawn into the circle of the Nawab, a minor prince, who is handsome, charismastic and rather shady. The ensuing affair scandalizes the family for decades to come. The young woman, meanwhile, has her own transformative encounters with Indian culture. An enthralling book.

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