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Title: The Mistress of Spices
Description: Random House (UK) 1998 Paperback, 317pp. "Tilo, An Immigrant From India, Runs A Spice Shop In Oakland, California. While She Supplies The Ingredients For Curries And Kormas, She Also Helps Her Customers To Gain A More Precious Commodity: Whatever They Most Desire. For Tilo Is A Mistress Of Spices, A Priestess Of The Secret Magical Powers Of Spices. Through Those Who Visit And Revisit Her Shop, She Catches Glimpses Of The Life Of The Local Indian Expatriate Community. To Each, Tilo Dispenses Wisdom And The Appropriate Spice, For The Restoration Of Sight, The Cleansing Of Evil, The Pain Of Rejection. But When A Lonely American Ventures Into The Store, A Troubled Tilo Cannot Find The Correct Spice, For He Arouses In Her A Forbidden Desire Which If She Follows Will Destroy Her Magical Powers. A Dazzling Tale Of Misbegotten Dreams And Desires, Woven With Poetry And Storyteller Magic. Amy Tan A Marvellous Combination Of Myth And Romance, Social Critique And Poetry. San Francisco Chronicle Divakaruni S Magic [Is] Her Ability To Craft Such A Complex Tale Written So Exquisitely Without Overwhelming Her Reader. Los Angeles Times Fascinating Stuff.Appealingly Flavoured And Colourful. Mail On Sunday A Splendid Novel, Beautifully Conceived And Crafted. Pat Conroy ", (ISBN: 9780552996709). Good.

Keywords: "Fiction, India"9780552996709 9780552996709

Price: NZD 13.50 = appr. US$ 8.72 Seller: Book Haven
- Book number: 1149033

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