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My Nine Lives: Chapters of a Possible Past

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Title: My Nine Lives: Chapters of a Possible Past
Author: Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer
ISBN: 9781593760281
Publisher: Counterpoint
Published: 2004
Binding: Regular Hardback
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.

Biography & Autobiography 1353909

Publisher Description:
For her first novel in more than nine years, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has written a most unusual book in a career of distinctive and unique accomplishments. My Nine Lives is Chapters of a Possible Past, as the subtitle declares. It is, as the author has commented, a book filled with invented memories. Nine vignettes are linked to portray a rich life filled with searching, from London to Delhi, from Hollywood to New York. Each chapter gathers a different cast of characters, some new and some vaguely familiar, and the linked assembly is as exciting and illuminating as an artist's first show at a Soho gallery or a new play at the Studio Theater. After seventeen books, now in her 77th year, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala takes on as her subject herself, the life she may have or may have wished to live.