Author: Desai, Anita Published 04/07/2024 | Hardback
206 x 137 x 15 | 198g

ISBN: 9781035044436 Category:

‘Anita Desai is a magnificent writer’ – Salman RushdieFrom 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

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