About this book
Set in modern India, where history still casts a long shadow, this novel from one of the country's finest authors gives us glimpses into 3 very different lives. 'She is one of the best English language novelists of modern times' "Daily Telegraph". 'From a web of connections, Desai spins stories of history and loss that move the reader not with epiphanies, but through the sheer beauty of her storytelling' "Time Out"
A government official who is inspecting a faded mansion of forgotten treasures, comes across the final, shocking gift which is bleeding the museum dry.