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THURLEY, JON - Household Gods

London, Hamish Hamilton. 1987, First Edition. (ISBN: 0241123275). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from age darkening to page edges) with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. A novel of a middle aged barrister who finds himself preoccupied with the mystery of his father's disappearance in Pakistan in 1947. Seeking symbols to explain his own childhood, he comes to see the household gods - the crow and the snake - as representations of the warring factions in his family. He returns there to confront the past. A realistic novel, based on the author's own background, which recreates the partition of India into Pakistan and Hindustan in 1947, the assassination of Gandhi and the civil war and rioting. 13. Near Fine/Near Fine.
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 8.28 | JP¥ 949] Book number 002881

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