Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Publisher: Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1981.
A Fine edition in a like dust-jacket.
Anderson's fourth novel is a wry and witty take on the collision of two cultures. When a recently divorced, twenty-something Indian-American woman moves in with her white, liberal-minded mother in the small town of West Egg on Long Island, she expects to find peace and serenity in the idyllic setting. But the tensions between the two cultures are palpable, and when the mother announces her engagement to a local white man, the daughter is forced to confront the prejudices she's been sheltered from. With sharp, observational humor, Assault and Matrimony paints a lively and humorous portrait of the rites of passage that mark the lives of its characters.; 8vo; 185 pages.