In Search of Love and Beauty

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9780140069211: In Search of Love and Beauty

Through a rich mosaic of episodes, shifting intricately back and forth from the 1930s to the present day, the lives of three generations are traced.

Linked by the incessant longing for inner fulfilment, grandmother, mother, son and daughter pursue their selfish quests by very different routes.

Yet each is drawn, either by love or by hate, to the magnetic Leo Kellermann, former Adonis, guru, charlatan/genius and founder of the dubious Academy of Potential Development.

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Brilliantly readable ( Auberon Waugh, Daily Mail)

The scenes are so precisely balanced and counterpoised that each enriches and illuminates ( Listener)

Praise for her previous work:

A writer of genius ... a writer of world class - a master storyteller ( Sunday Times)

Each work has her hallmark of balance, subtlety, wry humor and beauty ( New York Times Book Review)

Among the best fiction written about the country since A Passage to India ( Observer)

Deliciously comic ( Daily Telegraph)

Her tussle with India is one of the richest treats of contemporary literature ( Guardian)

Book Description:

Booker prize-winning author Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's brilliant, sharply ironic portrait of a small group of wealthy Europeans exiled in New York.

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