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1 Chamoiseau, Patrick Chronicle of the Seven Sorrows
Lincoln University of Nebraska Press 1999 0803214952 / 9780803214958 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Creasing to the front flap. The first novel (published in 1986 in France) by the Martiniquean author is a raffish mock epic celebration of his island homeland's energetically mixed (French and Creole) language and culture. 
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A New World, Chaudhuri, Amit
2 Chaudhuri, Amit A New World
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2000 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine 
An Uncorrected Proof in cream-colored wrappers. Following the failure of his marriage, Jayojit Chatterjee leaves the Midwest with his young son to return home to his parents in Calcutta, where he shares their small, dark apartment while recalling his married life in America. 
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3 Desai, Anita Baumgartner's Bombay
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1989 First American Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good+ 
An Uncorrected Proof in red wrappers. This novel by Desai reflects the author's background: her mother was German, her father Indian. 
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4 Heath, Roy The Murderer
New York Persea Books 1992 0892551682 / 9780892551682 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Set in the author's native Guyana, this study of a man's descent into paranoia and madness won the 1978 Guardian Fiction Prize in England. The author's first novel to be published in the U.S. 
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5 Kesavan, Mukul Looking Through Glass
London Chatto & Windus 1995 0701162937 / 9780701162931 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Foxing to the page edges. En route to Benaras to toss his deceased grandmother's ashes in the Ganges, the nameless narrator of this debut novel undergoes time travel and finds himself back in Delhi in 1942, where he encounters the same grandmother, a social worker. 
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April Fool's Day, Novakovich, Josip
6 Novakovich, Josip April Fool's Day
New York HarperCollins 2004 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
An Uncorrected Proof in illustrated wrappers. The acclaimed short story writer's debut novel tells the story of Ivan Dolinar, a Croatian Everyman born in the town of Nizograd in 1948. 
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7 Novakovich, Josip Yolk
Saint Paul, MN Graywolf Press 1995 1555972292 / 9781555972295 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine Signed by Author
Warmly inscribed by Novakovich and dated 8/2/96. A short story collection set mostly in Eastern Europe. From the modern first edition collection of Michael Salkind. ; Signed by Author 
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8 Ondaatje, Michael Anil's Ghost
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2000 First American Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by Ondaatje. A second state Uncorrected Proof in cream colored wrappers. A small stain to the front cover. Cover art is bound in. After 15 year abroad, forensic pathologist Anil returns to Sri Lanka to help identify victims of the civil war there. This follow-up to The English Patient is the first novel Ondaatje has set in his native country. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 Rahman, Imad I Dream of Microwaves
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2004 0374174016 / 9780374174019 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed by Rahman on the title page. A debut collection of linked stories, in which a Pakistani-American actor heads for Ohio and enters an absurdist comedy like no other. From the modern first edition collection of Michael Salkind. ; Signed by Author 
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10 Sahgal, Nayantara The Day in Shadow
New York W. W. Norton & Company 1972 0393084337 / 9780393084337 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
A few small chips, and edgewear to the dust jacket. The bottom of the front flap is clipped, but the publisher's price of $6.95 is intact at the top of the flap. Creasing to the rear flap. A novel about a divorcee, and the prejudice she faces in male-dominated Indian society. 
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11 Seth, Vikram A Suitable Boy
New York HarperCollins 1993 First American Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by Seth. An Advance Reading Copy in illustrated wrappers. Slight creasing to the back cover. Set in the post-colonial India of the 1950s, this saga involves four families whose domestic crises illuminate the historical and social events of the era. ; Signed by Author 
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12 Seth, Vikram A Suitable Boy
Boston Little, Brown & Company (Canada) 1993 0060170123 / 9780060170127 First Canadian Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Seth on the title page. A bump to the bottom corners. Light edgewear. Slight creasing to a few page corners, and a small area of smudging to the bottom page edges. Set in the post-colonial India of the 1950s, this saga involves four families whose domestic crises illuminate the historical and social events of the era. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13 Upadhyay, Samrat The Guru of Love (Includes Advance Reading Copy)
Boston Houghton Mifflin 2003 0618247270 / 9780618247271 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Whiting Award winner Upadhyay crafts a tale set in his native Nepal, where a married math teacher launches a liberating affair with a student he is tutoring. An Advance Reading Copy in illustrated wrappers is included. 
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