Multi-layered, subtle, insightful short stories from the inimitable Booker-prize winning author, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
'A magnificent selection of the Booker winner's short stories' Sunday Times
With an introduction by Anita Desai.
Over the course of her glittering literary career, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala wrote some of the most wonderful novels of the twentieth century and screenplays to some of the most beloved films - but she was also a master of the short story form. This stunning new collection brings together the jewels in the crown of her writing: it is a showcase of astonishing storytelling power.
A richly enjoyable reminder of Jhabvala's keenly observant talent - Sunday Times
Th e laser-sharp intelligence of award-winning novelist and short story writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is etched into these 17 compelling tales - Observer
The 17 stories in At The End of the Century . . . chronicle Jhabvala's concern with cultural encounters, dislocation and the immigrant experience. Misogyny - and sensuality - bubble up through impeccably constructed pros - New Statesman
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala published twelve novels including the Booker Prize-winning Heat and Dust and five volumes of short stories. She also wrote more than a dozen screenplays, including Howard's End and A Room with a View, for both of which she received an Academy Award. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala died in 2013.