Author: Pearl S. Buck
Translator: Jeong-tae Seo
439 pages | 188*128mm
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About This Book
An India in transition is the setting for this tale of two cultures at odds. By virtue of recent political events, Maharana Prince Jagat finds himself stripped of his wealth and royal titles; yet his sense of responsibility to his people remains intact. His wife, Moti, a passive and accepting woman of tradition, is a dispassionate partner, willing to resign herself to a life devoid of emotion. When news reaches the couple that their only son, Jai, has been killed by the Chinese in a border skirmish, an inconsolable Moti sends Jagat out to bring the boy's spirit home. On the journey, the prince becomes involved with a beautiful and mysterious young American woman. , Brooke Westley. Thus begins the fatal attraction between Eastern and Western ways, one bound by rigid custom, the other temptingly ripe with freethinking. The late was a talented and prolific author (53 books). Her simple yet evocative language, well-developed characters, and timeless plot make Mandala a fascinating addition to the fiction shelf.
Pearl S. Buck was born in West Virginia and taken to China before the turn of the century. She began writing while in China and publishing her first novel shortly after returning to this country. Ms. Buck won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for The Good Earth and the Noble Prize in Literature in 1938.
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