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Author: R K Narayan
Publisher: Indian Thought
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
It is a story of a young painter of signboards, a bachelor who glories in his old-fashioned independence. Enter a very attractive young woman who commissions him to paint signs advocating two-child families. Together they travel around the neighboring villages where she preaches birth control. The painter is appalled and yet enthralled by her beauty and mysterious independence of spirit. They are obviously made for each other. Or are they?
Narayan's novels have a humanity, an irony and a bittersweet charm that make them utterly distinctive. The Painter of Signs is an enchanting tale PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
It is a world as richly human and volatile as that of Dickens...Funny and poignant, deftly written, the Painter of Signs is pure delight. NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW