Geoff Dyer's Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi was widely acclaimed when released in India last year. The author visited Jaipur for the literary festival. He spoke to DNA.
On the way to Jaipur for the meet,Geoff stopped by in Jaisalmer to soak in the city’s glorious past. However the author rues, “I was 15 years too late.” He explains:“My wife had come to Jaisalmer 15 years ago. She had always maintained it was magical.” However, Dyer’s maiden trip to Jaisalmer was filled with despair. The foundation of the heritage structures in the city rotting away has become a prime concern in his mind.
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