Blue Bedspread

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In the middle of a steamy Calcutta night the phone rings. An unnamed man in a city of millions answers to a voice telling him that his long-lost sister is dead. He must go to the hospital to identify the body and claim his sister's orphaned newborn daughter until she can be adopted the next day.

During the long hot night, the baby sleeps on a bedspread that used to be indigo blue, but has faded to almost white. As the child lies where the man and his sister used to sleep as ...

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Overview

In the middle of a steamy Calcutta night the phone rings. An unnamed man in a city of millions answers to a voice telling him that his long-lost sister is dead. He must go to the hospital to identify the body and claim his sister's orphaned newborn daughter until she can be adopted the next day.

During the long hot night, the baby sleeps on a bedspread that used to be indigo blue, but has faded to almost white. As the child lies where the man and his sister used to sleep as children, he quietly writes stories for her, telling of his own childhood full of intensity, anguish, and poetry. He doesn't know his place in the world, but with the help of these stories, the baby someday might.

Raj Kamal Jha's ethereal, poetic prose echoes the loneliness of the human condition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156010887
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/6/2001
  • Series: Harvest Book Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 236
  • Sales rank: 1,443,649
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

RAJ KAMAL JHA's first novel, The Blue Bedspread, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Jha lives in New Delhi, where he is executive editor of the Indian Express.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2014

    Eeeeeee

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2014

    Great storytelling...

    Great storytelling...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    I usually read customer reviews before I buy a book. Didn't wit

    I usually read customer reviews before I buy a book. Didn't with this one. Lesson learned. Very stylist writng, but for a good part of the book, I was lost. Moreover, I'm older and have no patience for spending my dwindling hours trying to figure out intricate clues that allow me to follow the story.

    I consider that to be the author's job. A book shouldn't be work; it should be fun. The book also had a decidely dark edge. The upside is that it's less than half as long as Edgar Sawtelle. Consider yourself warned as to both books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2005

    Could Barely Get Through It

    I only bothered to finish it because hey, once you're halfway through a 200 page book, you might as well finish it to make the arduous journey through the first half worthwhile. Highly uninteresting novel, and the writer has a cringe-inducing 'style' that is aaaaaall about gratuitous commas to break up run-on sentences. Don't bother! Don't bother.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2005

    Couldn't Even Finish..

    I had such high expectations for this novel. It started out ok but afterwhile, I got lost and really bored with the book that I couldn't even finish it. Sometimes she rights in a story telling way, another in first person, it got too confusing afterwhile.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2000

    a voice to carry you in

    Jha crafts a well interwoven story of reflection and prediction through changes of narrative style and character emphasis. It is an encapsulating novel that creates a resonant narrative voice in your mind. THis is the voice that carries you through the past, both imagined and real. The reader gets a sepulchral glimpse of life in Calcutta as told through the painful anecdotes of a young boy, brother, and middle aged man.

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