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'For some time now, I have been plagued, perhaps blessed, by dreams of rivers and seas, dreams of water'.

Just days after Albert James writes these lines to his son, John, in London, he is dead.

Abandoning a pretty girlfriend and the lab where he is completing his PhD, John flies to Delhi to join his mother in mourning. A brilliant and controversial anthropologist, the nature of Albert James' research, and the circumstances of his death, are far from clear. On top of this, John must confront his mother's coolness, and the strangeness of the cremation ceremony that she has organized for his father.

No sooner is the body consigned to the flames than a journalist arrives, determined to write a biography of the dead man. The widow will have nothing to do with the project, yet seems incapable of keeping away from the journalist.

Mid Size P/b in Good Plus condition. Pen line to underside

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  • Seller location: Lower Hutt City, Wellington, NZ

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