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by Anita Desai 

  • Hardback
  • 112 pages
  • Signed by the author

'Anita Desai is a magnificent writer' - Salman Rushdie

'Every new work from her is a gift' - Kamila Shamsie

'Rosarita is a transcendent late gift: a testament to Desai’s enduring genius as a writer' - The Guardian

'Tantalising' - Financial Times

From three times Booker-shortlisted author Anita Desai, Rosarita is a beautiful, haunting novel that explores memory, grief, and a young woman’s determination to forge her own path. A young student sits on a bench in a park in San Miguel, Mexico. Bonita is away from her home in India to learn Spanish.

She is alone, somewhere she has no connection to. It is bliss. And then a woman approaches her.

The woman claims to recognize Bonita because she is the spitting image of her mother, who made the same journey from India to Mexico as a young artist. No, says Bonita, my mother didn’t paint. She never travelled to Mexico.

But this strange woman insists, and so Bonita follows her. Into a story where Bonita and her mother will move apart and come together, and where the past threatens to flood the present, or re-write it.

Praise for Anita Desai

'Hypnotically beautiful and subtle’ - Financial Times

‘Bewitchingly beautiful’ - The Times

‘Profoundly elegiac’ - New Statesman