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Fireflies by Shiva Naipaul

Fireflies by Shiva Naipaul

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Cloth; Used. As New. Dust Jacket: As New. Fireflies by Shiva Naipaul. First U.S. Edition/First Printing. Fiction/Literature. Authors First Novel.


"Fireflies tells the story of Trinidad's most venerated Hindu family, the Khojas. Rigidly orthodox, presiding over acres of ill-kept sugarcane and hoards of jewellery enthusiastically guarded by old Mrs. Khoja, they seem to have triumphed more by default than by anything else. Only 'Baby' Khoja, who is parcelled off into an arranged marriage with a bus driver, proves an exception to this rule. She is the heroine, and her story the single gleaming thread in Shiva Naipaul's ferociously comic and profoundly sad first novel."

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